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Anthony HopkinsOscar-winning legend Anthony Hopkins is in final talks to join 'Arabian Nights,' from director Chuck Russell. Hopkins would play the villainous Pharotu in the film, about a young commander (Liam Hemsworth) who leads a quest to save queen Scheherazade. Production on 'Arabian Nights' is slated to begin at the end of the summer. [Heat Vision]

More casting news after the jump. Anthony HopkinsOscar-winning legend Anthony Hopkins is in final talks to join 'Arabian Nights,' from director Chuck Russell. Hopkins would play the villainous Pharotu in the film, about a young commander (Liam Hemsworth) who leads a quest to save queen Scheherazade. Production on 'Arabian Nights' is slated to begin at the end of the summer. [Heat Vision]

Robert De NiroRobert De Niro will reportedly join the upcoming action-thriller 'The Killer Elite,' starring Jason Statham and Clive Owen. De Niro will play mentor to Statham's character, Danny, a former Navy Seal who hunts down a team of assassins. No word yet on a release date. [Moviehole]

Hayden ChristensenHayden Christensen will star in 'The Genesis Code,' based on the novel by John Case. In it, Christensen will play a former national security expert who discovers that a religious sect may have been involved in the murder of his sister and her young son. David R. Ellis directs. [MovieWeb]