Anthony Hopkins has informed MTV that he has been cast in The Wolfman, Universal's new take on a monster classic:

"I'm going to do The Wolfman with Benicio Del Toro," Hopkins stated quite 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 film will be directed by music-video director Mark Romanek, who has worked with Michael Jackson, Madonna and R.E.M.