by: Sammy Mink
Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen are set to star in the BBC2 adaptation of THE DRESSER. Based on Ronald Harwood’s play, the made for TV movie centers on the behind the scenes goings on of theater life. Sonia Friedman Productions and Playground Entertainment are producing the project, which is being executive produced by Colin Callender and Sonia Friedman.
Hopkins hasn’t appeared on TV since his role in 2003’s documentary Freedom: A History of Us. Lately he’s been focused on his roles in Hitchcock, the Thor franchise, and Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. His upcoming projects include the crime drama Kidnapping Freddy Heineken, action thriller Autobahn, and a role in the HBO series Westworld alongside James Marsden.
McKellen currently stars with Derek Jacobi in the PBS series Vicious and has been busy with his roles in two franchises: X-Men and The Hobbit. Next up, McKellen will be starring in Bill Condon’s Mr. Holmes and will lend his voice to the animated film Animal Crackers along with Sylvester Stallone and Danny DeVito.