Anthony Hopkins signs on to star in <strong><em>Solace</em></strong>
Sir Anthony Hopkins has joined the cast of New Line's crime thriller Solace.

The story will center on Anthony Hopkins' character, John Clancy, a former doctor who possesses psychic abilities, which he uses to help the FBI track down a serial killer.

Peter Morgan wrote the latest draft of the screenplay for Solace, which does not have a director attached yet. Sean Bailey and Ted Griffin wrote the original draft, which was rewritten by James Vanderbilt.

Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson are producing Solace, with Matthias Emcke and Thomas Augsberger attached as executive producers.

Production will begin sometime next year on Solace.