Between bouts of chewing scenery and turning in the occasion great performance, Anthony Hopkins has been working on the screenplay for Slipstream, a movie he not only wrote and composed the music for, but will also direct. The film, which sounds ambitious to say the least, is "about a man, who's caught in a slipstream of time falling back on itself and he remembers his own future." Oh boy. I'm not saying, mind you, that this HAS to be a disaster, but how in the world is Hopkins going to portray that story without it being either incomprehensible or incredibly I Love Life! cheesy? He's also so close to the project that it's hard to imagine he'll be able to see any possible flaws, what with it being loosely based on his own "wild thoughts about God, life and death" and all.

Set to star in the film alongside Hopkins (yes, he's acting in it, also) are Gena Rowlands and -- wait for it -- Christian Slater. That's right, Anthony Hopkins is going to be directing Christian Slater. I bet neither of them every dreamed this day would come. According to Production Weekly, many of the film's stars will be playing multiple roles; production begins this summer.
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