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Hopkins to work with Angelina?

Published 05/05/2011 | 13:33

Sir Anthony Hopkins is in talks to work with Angelina Jolie
Sir Anthony Hopkins is in talks to work with Angelina Jolie

Sir Anthony Hopkins has revealed that he is in talks with Angelina Jolie about playing Winston Churchill in a film she's developing.

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While he is being courted by the Salt star, the Welsh-born legend, who currently stars in Thor, hasn't made a decision about portraying the former British Prime Minister because he would have to pile on the pounds.

"I don't know, I'd have to put on some weight to play Churchill. I've just taken the weight off, I'd have to put it back on again," he joked to MTV News.

The film, tentatively titled Churchill And Roosevelt, is expected to focus on the relationship between the British leader and former US President Franklin Roosevelt.

"I might work with Angelina Jolie on Churchill And Roosevelt. She's got a thing about Churchill. Angelina sent me a synopsis of the script yesterday, so that's in the offing as well," he continued.

Anthony heaped praise on Angelina, describing her as "terrific".

"She's one of the most beautiful women in the world and she's so smart and easygoing. No starry nonsense about her," he said.

"I think the same with Brad [Pitt], they seem to be very nice people."

He also revealed that the part of Roosevelt is still in the running.

"We're looking. She's looking for somebody to play Roosevelt, I don't know who yet," Anthony added.

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