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10 Chilling Hannibal Lecter Quotes That Will Give You Goosebumps

Hannibal Lecter is a character who has been fascinating and horrifying audiences ever since Silence of the Lambs came out in 1991. Both the Hannibal movies as well as the NBC television show have given fans insight into this cruel, intelligent serial killer. Both Anthony Hopkins and Mads Mikkelsen brought Hannibal to life in distinct, memorable, and frightening ways, and both versions of the character have been beloved by fans.

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We’ve collected a list of 10 of Hannibal’s most chilling quotes from both the films and the television show.
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‘The Silence of the Lambs’ Author Thomas Harris Breaks Long Silence: ‘Nothing’s Made Up’

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‘The Silence of the Lambs’ Author Thomas Harris Breaks Long Silence: ‘Nothing’s Made Up’
In his first substantive interview in four decades, “The Silence of the Lambs” author Thomas Harris says he’s never “made up anything” — a surprising revelation given the nature of his biggest and most monstrous creation, Hannibal Lecter.

“I don’t think I’ve ever made up anything,” he told the New York Times in an interview published Saturday. “Everything has happened. Nothing’s made up. You don’t have to make anything up in this world.”

The article’s author, Alexandra Alter, wrote that Harris kept repeating this idea whenever she asked him about the origins of certain characters or plot details, adding that Harris has been “a keen observer and a chronicler of people and their darkest impulses.”

Also Read: 90 Best Movies of the '90s, From 'The Silence of the Lambs' to 'The Matrix' (Photos)

Harris, whose novels include “Black Sunday,” “Hannibal” and “Red Dragon,
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Florian Zeller’s ‘The Father’ Adds Rufus Sewell, Imogen Poots, Mark Gatiss

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Florian Zeller’s ‘The Father’ Adds Rufus Sewell, Imogen Poots, Mark Gatiss
Rufus Sewell, Imogen Poots, Mark Gatiss and Olivia Williams have joined Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman in the cast of Florian Zeller’s “The Father,” the feature film adaptation of his award-winning stage play, Variety has confirmed.

Embankment represents worldwide sales, excluding France. CAA, UTA and Embankment co-represent the U.S.

In “The Father,” Hopkins plays the title role, a mischievous and highly independent man who, as he ages, refuses all assistance from his daughter Anne (Colman). Yet such help has become essential, following Anne’s decision to move to Paris with her partner. “As Anne’s father tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality,” according to Embankment.

The 2012 play, written and directed by Zeller, was first launched in Paris, winning a Moliere Award for best play, before hitting Broadway and London’s West End,
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Another youth revolt at the Emmys? Whippersnappers challenge veterans again for Best Movie/Mini Actor

Another youth revolt at the Emmys? Whippersnappers challenge veterans again for Best Movie/Mini Actor
The last two Emmy winners for Best Movie/Mini Actor have been unusually young for a category that usually gravitates towards elder statesmen. Riz Ahmed (“The Night Of”) won in 2017 when he was 34, and then Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace”) prevailed in 2018 at age 31. Criss was actually the second youngest actor ever to win that prize. Could another whippersnapper prevail in 2019. Our current racetrack odds favor the veterans, but a number of younger stars have the potential to sneak through.

Our odds (check them out here) are calculated by combining the predictions of thousands of Gold Derby readers like you who have made their forecasts here in our predictions center, and as of this writing the top six contenders for Best Movie/Mini Actor skew older. The youngest, in fact, is current front-runner Mahershala Ali (“True Detective”) at 45. He’s followed in our odds by Sam Rockwell (50) for “Fosse/Verdon,
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TV Talk Podcast: Mahershala Ali, Hugh Grant & Benedict Cumberbatch & Emmy Actor Limited Series & TV Movie Race

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So, the Upfronts are thankfully over and part of the takeaway has to be that there are going to be a lot of legal dramas on the air next season, wall of superheroes and all of the Big 4 and the CW are trying to be a bit different as well as emphasizing stability (which is a word I don’t want to hear for a while after this week).

The end of the annual small screen smorgasbord of cancellations, renewals and schedules also means the Emmy race is about to truly come to the fore now.

Amidst all the contenders and as the first round of voting approaches, this week on Deadline’s TV Talk podcast, we diving into the Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie category.

By the very nature of the category, last year’s winner The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’s
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Giancarlo Esposito: ‘I Would Fight to the Death to Play Hannibal Lecter’

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Giancarlo Esposito: ‘I Would Fight to the Death to Play Hannibal Lecter’
When Giancarlo Esposito makes an appearance on a TV show, it’s sometimes the most delightful of surprises — like when Gus Fring returned to the “Breaking Bad” Cinematic Universe on “Better Call Saul,” or the previously-unseen Narrator emerged from the shadows at the end of “Dear White People” Season 2. But the story behind him making a cameo in “Westworld” Season 2 has a connection to a totally different franchise: the Hannibal Lecter-verse.

It’s been known since 2018 that a reason Sir Anthony Hopkins suggested Giancarlo Esposito for “Westworld” Season 2 is the fact that the veteran actor is a “Breaking Bad” fan. But in addition, Esposito recently told IndieWire that before getting the “Westworld” job, “Sir Anthony spoke of me glowingly when he was asked who should take over or would do another version of ‘Silence of the Lambs.’ He immediately mentioned my name and sung my praises.”

And would Esposito play
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Eddie Marsan, David Morse, Diora Baird Set For ‘The Virtuoso’; Matthew Lawrence, Cara Santana, Harley Quinn Smith Join ‘Kurt’ Indie

Eddie Marsan, David Morse, Diora Baird Set For ‘The Virtuoso’; Matthew Lawrence, Cara Santana, Harley Quinn Smith Join ‘Kurt’ Indie
Eddie Marsan, David Morse, Richard Brake, and Diora Baird are aboard as the supporting cast of The Virtuoso, a modern day noir thriller directed and produced by Nick Stagliano. They will play opposite previously announced stars Anthony Hopkins, Anson Mount and Abbie Cornish as the occupants of a sleepy, small-town diner, to which The Virtuoso (Mount) is sent to find and execute his latest mark, as directed by his “Mentor” (Hopkins). Without a name or description of his intended victim, the Virtuoso cannot immediately identify or eliminate any one of them as his assigned target, including the establishment’s waitress (Cornish). Stagliano’s Nazz Productions financed the project, which is being introduced to buyers at Cannes. Fred Fuchs, Nancy Stagliano, and Chris Bongirne serve as executive producers. Double Dutch International is overseeing international rights,
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Cannes: 13 Buzziest Movies for Sale From Chris Hemsworth to Michelle Pfeiffer

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Cannes: 13 Buzziest Movies for Sale From Chris Hemsworth to Michelle Pfeiffer
The Cannes Film Festival isn’t just a destination for auteurs and high fashion on the most glamorous red carpet in the world. It’s also a big film market for producers to unveil projects in need of distribution or some serious cash. Here are 13 of the buzziest title that are looking to woo bidders in the South of France.

“Down Under Cover”

Director: Tbd

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tiffany Haddish

Buzz factor: It’s like “Magic Mike” meets “The Heat.” This comedy about two detectives who go undercover to crack a case involving Australian strippers already has big bidders circling. And the Internet cheering. Expect for it to land a home with a major distributor soon.

Agents: CAA, FilmNation

“Cherry”

Directors: Russo brothers

Cast: Tom Holland

Buzz factor: After directing what will probably be the biggest movies of all time, the co-directors behind “Avengers: Endgame” are scaling back in this
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18 Hot Sales Titles in Cannes, From ‘Moonfall’ to ‘Cherry’

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18 Hot Sales Titles in Cannes, From ‘Moonfall’ to ‘Cherry’
Well, this is it, folks. Time to talk about one of the most important film events of the year — the Cannes Film Festival — and which buzzy titles are up for grabs this year.

There’s a hot package starring Chris Hemsworth and Tiffany Haddish titled “Down Under Cover.” Roland Emmerich directs a sci-fi project called “Moonfall.” Newly minted Oscar winner Olivia Colman stars with Anthony Hopkins in a drama called “The Father.” And Anthony Mackie reunites with “Avengers” co-star Samuel L. Jackson in “The Banker,” while the Russo Brothers reteam with Tom Holland for “Cherry.”

This year’s lineup features everything from space odysseys to WWII dramas to rom-coms to political dramas. Some directors are heading back to the Croisette for their sixth time to compete (“Oh Mercy!” director Arnaud Desplechin), while others, like Florian Zeller, are traveling to the French Riviera town for the first time.

Also Read: Chris
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Anthony Hopkins, Anson Mount, Abbie Cornish To Star In Noir Thriller ‘The Virtuoso’

Anthony Hopkins, Anson Mount, Abbie Cornish To Star In Noir Thriller ‘The Virtuoso’
Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins, Anson Mount, and Abbie Cornish are set to star in The Virtuoso, a noir thriller directed by Nick Stagliano. Stagliano’s Nazz Productions financed and produced the film, which will be presented to buyers at Cannes.

Written by James C. Wolf, with revisions by Stagliano, the story follows a professional assassin (Mount) who must track down and kill his latest target to satisfy an outstanding debt to his mentor (Hopkins). Unlike his other “jobs,” this assignment offers precious little information. He’s given no name or photo, only that his target will be in a rustic diner in a dying town at 5:00 Pm. Bound by obligation, the Virtuoso embarks on a manhunt to find his prey and accomplish the mission. Any one of the patrons in the diner could be the mark,
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The Silence Of The Lambs Hannibal Lecter Pop! Vinyl Figures Coming from Funko

Based on Anthony Hopkins' chilling performance in the film adaptation of Thomas Harris' The Silence of the Lambs, Funko's Hannibal Lecter Pop! vinyl figure is coming soon from Funko, although you'll have to provide your own fava beans and chianti.

You can view the full image of Funko's The Silence of the Lambs Hannibal Lecter Pop! vinyl figure below, and in case you missed it, check out Funko's upcoming The Nun Pop! vinyl figures.

The Silence of the Lambs Hannibal Lecter Pop Vinyl Figure: “Whenever feasible, one should always try to eat the rude.” Horror’s favorite cannibal looks bloody good as a Pop! figure wearing his jumpsuit and then covered in blood after attacking his prison guards.

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Oscars 2020: Best Supporting Actor Predictions

Oscars 2020: Best Supporting Actor Predictions
It’s way too early to predict the Oscars, especially in the supporting categories. But looking at Hollywood’s upcoming slates sight unseen, which movies have the right stuff to go the distance?

Studios tend to premiere their movies in Cannes as a launch pad for international release. That’s the case for “Rocketman” starring Taron Egerton as Elton John, Dexter Fletcher’s follow-up to $900-million juggernaut “Bohemian Rhapsody.” It also stars Jamie Bell as songwriter Bernie Taupin and Richard Madden as John’s lover.

And then there’s the return of Terrence Malick, whose “The Tree of Life” won the Palme d’Or in 2011 and went on to score three Oscar nominations. After delivering a series of “Tree of Life” spin-offs, Malick takes a new route this time with “A Hidden Life,” about Austrian conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter (August Diehl), who would not fight for the Nazis in World War II.
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Oscars 2020: Best Supporting Actor Predictions

Oscars 2020: Best Supporting Actor Predictions
It’s way too early to predict the Oscars, especially in the supporting categories. But looking at Hollywood’s upcoming slates sight unseen, which movies have the right stuff to go the distance?

Studios tend to premiere their movies in Cannes as a launch pad for international release. That’s the case for “Rocketman” starring Taron Egerton as Elton John, Dexter Fletcher’s follow-up to $900-million juggernaut “Bohemian Rhapsody.” It also stars Jamie Bell as songwriter Bernie Taupin and Richard Madden as John’s lover.

And then there’s the return of Terrence Malick, whose “The Tree of Life” won the Palme d’Or in 2011 and went on to score three Oscar nominations. After delivering a series of “Tree of Life” spin-offs, Malick takes a new route this time with “A Hidden Life,” about Austrian conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter (August Diehl), who would not fight for the Nazis in World War II.
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Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman teaming for The Father

Oscar-winners Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs) and Olivia Colman (The Favourite) have been cast in director Florian Zeller’s upcoming feature debut The Father, THR has revealed.

Based on Zeller’s acclaimed stage show, the film will see Hopkins portraying “a mischievous and highly independent man who, as he ages, refuses all assistance from his daughter Anne (Colman). Yet such help has become essential, following Anne’s decision to move to Paris with her partner. As Anne’s father tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality — as if the world, for a moment, has ceased to be logical.”

“The Father is a deeply personal performance showcase for Hopkins and Colman — a universally affecting story to which the audience directly relate their own lives and families,” said Tim Haslam of Embankment,
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Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman Set to Star in Film Adaptation of Stage Play The Father

Oscar-winning actors Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs) and Olivia Colman (The Favourite) have been cast in the French director Florian Zeller’s feature adaptation of the hit stage play The Father.

Hopkins will play the title role, the father of Colman’s character, who is described as “a mischievous and highly independent man who, as he ages, refuses all assistance from his daughter Anne (Colman). Yet such help has become essential, following Anne’s decision to move to Paris with her partner. As Anne’s father tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and reality itself.”

The 2012 play was written and directed by Zeller, and the screenplay was co-written by Zeller and Christopher Hampton.I think this sounds like a totally interesting and relatable story that can span the range of emotions that deal with aging, and evolving parent/kid relationships.
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Emmys 2019 exclusive: Amazon Prime categories for ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ ‘A Very English Scandal,’ ‘Homecoming’ and more

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for Amazon Prime. For this season, the streamer has returning comedy champ “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Rachel Brosnahan), returning programs “Catastrophe” and “Fleabag” (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), newcomers “Homecoming” (Julia Roberts) and “Jack Ryan” (John Krasinski) plus limited series “A Very English Scandal” (Hugh Grant) and “Good Omens” (David Tennant) as part of their 2019 campaign.

Below, the list of Amazon lead, supporting and guest submissions for their comedy, drama, TV movies and limited series. More names might be added by the company on the final Emmy ballot. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

SEEAmazon unveils complete line-up for Emmy Fyc experience: ‘Mrs. Maisel,’ ‘Man in the High Castle,’ ‘Homecoming’ and …

“Agatha Christie’S The ABC Murders”

Limited Series

Movie/Limited Series Actor – John Malkovich
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Anthony Hopkins & Olivia Colman To Star In Stage Play Adaptation ‘The Father’, Embankment To Launch Sales — Cannes

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Anthony Hopkins & Olivia Colman To Star In Stage Play Adaptation ‘The Father’, Embankment To Launch Sales — Cannes
Oscar-winning duo Anthony Hopkins (Westworld) and Olivia Colman (The Favourite) are to star in Florian Zeller’s movie adaptation of his stage play hit The Father.

Hopkins stars in the eponymous role, a mischievous and highly independent man who, as he ages, refuses all assistance from his daughter Anne (Olivia Colman). Yet such help has become essential, following Anne’s decision to move to Paris with her partner. As Anne’s father tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.

French novelist and playwright Zeller will direct the drama from a screenplay he co-wrote with Oscar-winner Christopher Hampton (Dangerous Liaisons). Principal photography is due to begin on May in the UK. Financing comes from Elarof Fund and Film4. Embankment is handling international sales and will launch in Cannes. UTA Independent Film Group and CAA are repping U.
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Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman to star in 'The Father' for Embankment, Trademark

Embankment Films handling sales on title in Cannes.

Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman will lead the cast of Florian Zeller’s film adaptation of his stage play The Father.

Hopkins stars in the eponymous role; a man who, as he ages, refuses all assistance from his daughter (Olivia Colman). Following his daughter’s decision to move to Paris with her partner, the man tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, doubting his loved ones and even his own mind.

Zeller will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with Oscar winner Christopher Hampton (Atonement). The play debuted in 2012 and went
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Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman to Star in Florian Zeller’s Movie ‘The Father’

  • Variety
Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman to Star in Florian Zeller’s Movie ‘The Father’
Anthony Hopkins, who won an Oscar with “The Silence of the Lambs,” and Olivia Colman, who just picked up the Academy Award for “The Favourite,” will star in Florian Zeller’s movie adaptation of his hit stage play “The Father.”

Principal photography begins this month in the U.K. Financing has been arranged by Viewfinder and Embankment, and is provided by Elarof Fund and Film4.

Hopkins stars in the title role as a mischievous and highly independent man who, as he ages, refuses all assistance from his daughter Anne (Colman). Yet such help has become essential, following Anne’s decision to move to Paris with her partner. As Anne’s father tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and reality itself.

Zeller will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with Christopher Hampton.

The 2012 play, written and directed by Zeller,
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Olivia Colman, Anthony Hopkins Team for Adaptation of Florian Zeller's Stage Hit 'The Father' (Exclusive)

Olivia Colman, Anthony Hopkins Team for Adaptation of Florian Zeller's Stage Hit 'The Father' (Exclusive)
Cannes' 2019 Marche du Film appears to have its first truly prestige new title, one featuring an impressive array of Academy Award winners old and new.

Oscar-winning duo, Anthony Hopkins (Westworld, The Pope, The Silence of the Lambs) and 2019 best actress recipient Olivia Colman (The Favourite, The Night Manager, The Crown, Murder on the Orient Express) will star in Florian Zeller’s movie adaptation of his worldwide stage hit The Father, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Principal photography on the film begins in May in the U.K.

Financing has been arranged by Viewfinder and Embankment and is provided by Elarof Fund and Film4. Embankment will ...
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