Producer Focus Features has added a big name to the cast of Armageddon Time. Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins was announced as another actor in a feature written and directed by James Gray. Apart from him, Jeremy Strong will also be part of the cast of the film.
The newly added pair to the film’s cast roster comes after a good year at the awards. Anthony Hopkins, 83, won his second Oscar for Best Actor in ‘My Dad’. The previous award was for ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ in 1992. This week, Hopkins was confirmed in “The Sun,” the title of which would translate to “My Son,” the sequel to “My Father.” by Florian Zeller.
Meanwhile, Jeremy Strong received the 2020 Emmy for Best Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in HBO’s “Succession”. The third season of the dramatic comedy starts airing next Sunday (17).
“Armageddon Time” is already in production in New York. The story of the film is based on the childhood of the director and screenwriter, with a story of growing up, loyalty and friendship. It all takes place in Queens, in the 1980s, before Ronald Reagan was elected President of the United States.
In addition to Anthony Hopkins and Jeremy Strong, the cast received additions from Banks Repeta, Jailyne Webb and Ryan Sell. Other previously confirmed big names in Gray’s film are Oscar Isaacs, Anne Hathaway, Robert De Niro, Cate Blanchett and Donald Sutherland.
In addition to writing and directing, James Gray is one of the producers of the film along with Anthony Cutgas, Mark Boughton and Rodrigo Teixeira. Executive production is in charge of Lourenço Sant’Anna and Rodrigo Gutierrez. International distribution of the film will be handled by Universal Pictures.
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