Source: THR's Heat Vision Blog
Anthony Hopkins is in final negotiations to play the role of Pharotu for director Chuck Russell's (The Scorpion King) Arabian Nights. Liam Hemsworth is also starring. The role will give Hopkins another opportunity to play a villain.
Arabian Nights won't be the first time that Hopkins and Hemsworth will be seen together. They'll be sharing the screen in 2011's Thor.
Hopkins has Woody Allen's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger set to open this year as well as The Rite for director Mikael Håfström.