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Anthony Hopkins joins Zack Snyder film 'Rebel Moon'

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Anthony Hopkins will voice a sentient robot in "Rebel Moon," a "Star Wars"-inspired film directed by Zack Snyder. File Photo by John Gress/UPI
Anthony Hopkins will voice a sentient robot in "Rebel Moon," a "Star Wars"-inspired film directed by Zack Snyder. File Photo by John Gress/UPI | License Photo

June 8 (UPI) -- Anthony Hopkins has joined the cast of Zack Snyder's new film Rebel Moon.

The upcoming movie is a sci-fi epic inspired by Star Wars and Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa.

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Netflix said Wednesday that Hopkins, 84, will voice the character Jimmy, a sentient battle robot who once defended a slain king.

Hopkins joins previously announced stars Sofia Boutella, Charlie Hunnam, Ray Fisher, Djimon Hounsou, Doona Bae, Staz Nair, Alfonso Herrera and Jena Malone.

Snyder shared makeup test footage from Rebel Moon during the Netflix Geeked Week fan event Tuesday.

Netflix released first-look photos featuring Hounsou in April.

Rebel Moon is written by Snyder, Shay Hatten and Kurt Johnstad and directed by Snyder.

"This is me growing up as an Akira Kurosawa fan, a Star Wars fan," Snyder previously told The Hollywood Reporter. "It's my love of sci-fi and a giant adventure. My hope is that this also becomes a massive IP and a universe that can be built out."

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Netflix has yet to announce a release date for Rebel Moon.

Hopkins is an Oscar-winning actor known for such films as The Silence of the Lambs and The Father. His most recent TV role was Dr. Robert Ford on the HBO series Westworld.

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