The actor is the first main cast member announced for the project. Anthony Hopkins will play the role of the Roman emperor Vespasian in the series of the streaming platform Peacock. He is at the helm of the series produced by AGC Television Roland Emmerichdirector of films such as moonfall, 2012, Independence Day if patriots.
Series Those About to Die is set in a complex, brutal and corrupt world of gladiators where people from different parts of Roman society collide in the arena. Anthony Hopkins will play the role of the emperor who ascended the throne after winning a bloody civil war that lasted ten years.
Series director Roland Emmerich will also serve as executive producer along with Robert Rodat, Gianni Nunnari, Harald Kloser, Herbert G. Kloiber, Martin Moszkowicz, Oliver Berben, Jonas Bauer, Stuart Ford and Lourdes Diaz.
Anthony Hopkins – who is he?
Anthony Hopkins is an 85-year-old stage, film and television actor. He won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role twice – for Silence of the lambs and father. In addition to being an Academy Award winner, he is also a two-time Emmy Award winner and three-time BAFTA Award winner. He starred in films such as, among others Hannibal, Joe Black, The Mask of Zorro, The Two Popes or Thor.