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Veteran thespian Anthony Hopkins is in negotiations to join the cast of “Red 2.”

He would join the returning cast of Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich. Other cast members already signed on included Catherine Zeta-Jones and Byun-Hun Lee.

Hopkins would play a scientist who was locked up in an insane asylum.

The story is about over-the-hill special ops agents forced out of retirement.

“Red 2” will be directed by Dean Parisot.