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Anthony HopkinsAfter months of speculation from both film sites and Benicio Del Toro, we're happy to finally confirm that legendary thesp Anthony Hopkins is indeed joining Universal's new take on a classic monster.

"I'm going to do 'The Wolf Man' with Benicio Del Toro," Hopkins stated matter-of-factly during an interview for his new experimental art film, "Slipstream."

Hopkins will play Sir John Talbot, father to Del Toro's Lawrence Talbot, the character who becomes afflicted with the werewolf curse. The pic -- scheduled for an early '09 release -- is helmed by music video director Mark Romanek, who has worked with such acts as Weezer, Michael Jackson, Madonna and R.E.M.

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