Washington, July 23: Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood are set to star in J.J. Abrams' 'Westworld', which has now been officially picked up for HBO's TV pilot.
The Sci-fi drama series would be the adaptation of Michael Crichton's 1973 film of the same name and it is billed as a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin, the Hollywood Reporter reported.
The crew would include Abrams as the executive producer alongside veteran producer Jerry Weintraub and Bad Robot's Bryan Burk. Jonathan Nolan, who co- wrote the pilot, would also be the executive producer and director, while, Lisa Joy, who also co-wrote the pilot would also be the exec producer. Westworld hails from Abrams' Bad Robot Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions and Kilter Films. It would mark HBO's second series from Warner Bros.
The 76-year-old actor will play Dr. Robert Ford, the brilliant, taciturn and complicated creative director, chief programmer and chairman of the board of Westworld, who has an uncompromising creative vision for the park and unorthodox methods of achieving it. Wood will portray Dolores Abernathy, the quintessential farm girl of the frontier west, who will discover that her entire idyllic existence was an elaborately constructed lie. (ANI)