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Anthony Hopkins To Play Methuselah in Noah Epic

Yes, but will he eat the animals?

Actor Anthony Hopkins, whose signature roles include the face-chewing “Silence of the Lambs” cannibal Hannibal Lecter, has signed on to play Methuselah in “Noah,” an upcoming big-budget bible epic from brainy Jewish director Darren Aronofsky.

As the Times of Israel noted this week, “Hopkins, 74, is 895 years younger than the character he’ll play.” Hopkins hasn’t commented, but Aronofsky waxed rhapsodic on Twitter. “i’m honored to be working with the great sir anthony hopkins. we just added him to the stellar cast of #Noah.” Aronofsky wasn’t awed enough to honor Sir Anthony with capital letters, however.

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Anthony Hopkins To Play Methuselah in Noah Epic

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