While I never thought there would be the day that Benicio del Toro would take over a role immortalized by Lon Chaney Jr., Scott Weinberg posted in February that Dr. Gonzo would become the epically hairy beast man. We learned that Se7en scribe Andrew Kevin Walker was in charge of the screenplay, and music video helmer and One Hour Photo director Mark Romanek would head the film. Now, according to Rotten Tomatoes, Anthony Hopkins Is considering the role of Wolfman's dad.

While it might be strange to think that Del Toro could come from Hopkin's loins, they bear a vague resemblance. Of course, a Latin mother would be necessary to make us buy it, but I'm pretty intrigued by the idea. The World's Fastest Indian is quoted as saying: "There's also a chance I may play the Wolfman in London in a movie with Benicio Del Toro. My agent says it's a great script, but he hasn't sent it to me yet." While he isn't signed on officially, it seems that he has every intention of playing the part: "[The agent] said he just wants to make sure that the deal is all in but I play the Wolfman's father in Paris. A wonderful part." Since Hopkins is also known for his tendency to bark between takes, I'm sure he'll feel right at home in the feature. If you're anxious for more, your can read a script review here.
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