Casting Room: Thandie Newton Joins ‘Westworld’ for Anthony Hopkins’ TV Revival

By  August 13, 2014

Before new shows and movies are on your radar, they’re being planned, executed, and put into motion by production teams far and wide. Each week, Glam is going to give you the rundown on your favorite celebrities and their new gigs, from Hollywood’s rising stars to Broadway’s top talents. Welcome to the Casting Room.

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Anthony Hopkins, there’s a Rogue on the loose! Thandie Newton has been cast alongside Hopkins and Ed Harris for HBO’s new sci-fi thriller Westworld. The pilot, which marks Hopkins’ first television role in 25 years, is based on a 1973 movie of the same name, and set in a futuristic theme park where androids malfunction and attack their human guests.

Newton will play Maeve Millay, “a beautiful and razor-sharp madame whose seen-it-all-before worldview is about to be truly challenged,” according to TV Line. It’s not clear whether Newton’s character is on the human or android side of things, but what we do know is she’ll have to multitask if the series is picked up: DirecTV just renewed her other show, Rogue for two more seasons!

Now, more from the Casting Room:

FILM
American PastoralJennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning
Ben-Hur reboot | Tom Hiddleston
Finest Hour | Casey Affleck
James Bond 24 | Lea Seydoux rumored for the lead
Mary Shelley’s MonsterSophie Turner
Prisoner of War Lee Pace
Secret Scripture | Eric Bana, Theo James joining Rooney Mara
Sinister 2 | Shannyn Sossamon
Spotlight | Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton
Untitled Christmas Eve Movie Lizzy Caplan joining Joseph Gordon-LevittAnthony Mackie

TELEVISION
American Horror Story: Freak Show | Patti LaBelle | FX
The Flash | Clancy Brown | The CW
Jane the Virgin Michael Rady | CBS
NashvilleAlexa Vega | ABC
ScandalMary McCormack and Josh Randall | ABC
Sleepy HollowAunjanue Ellis | Fox
The LotteryWilliam Mapother | Lifetime
Westworld | Ed HarrisThandie Newton | HBO