Date: 2nd June 2001

Hopkins To Play Alien In Stephen King Movie

ANTHONY HOPKINS is set to play an alien with special powers in the big screen adaptation of STEPHEN KING's short story LOW MEN IN YELLOW COATS.

In the movie, a brilliant boy named BOBBY GARFIELD discovers that evil resides in his neighbourhood - and that TED, the mysterious man played by Hopkins is from another planet and has secret powers.

But the director won't be resorting to special effects to help Hopkins play the role. Director SCOTT HICKS says, "We've chosen to keep the story grounded in the real world. Once I had Tony Hopkins, I thought, 'Look, we've got one of the greatest special effects in the world. '" (SVD/U/RP)

Source: WENN