Universal Pictures prequel to the 1991 Oscar-winning Silence of The Lambs, and 2001s Hannibal RED DRAGON will open across the UK and Ireland on October 11th, through United International Pictures.
The cast includes, Academy-Award winner Anthony Hopkins reprising his role as Hannibal Lecter and two-time Oscar nominees Edward Norton as Will Graham. You can host exclusive interview footage from both Hopkins and Norton talking about each other and the film - please see above.
Other members of the cast include Ralph Fiennes as Francis Dolarhyde and Emily Watson as the blind Reba McClane. Oscar nominee Harvey Keitel portrays FBI boss Jack Crawford, Tony Award winner Mary-Louise Parker plays Molly Graham and Tony nominee Philip Seymour Hoffman takes on the role of tabloid reporter Freddy Lounds.
RED DRAGON is directed by Brett Ratner, and produced by Dino DeLaurentiis and Martha De Laurentiis. Ted Tally, who received the Academy Award for his screenplay for The Silence of The Lambs, adapted Red Dragon for the screen.
A killer like Dr. Hannibal Lecter always has his fans damaged creatures who wallow in the details of his sensationally brutal crimes. The mere fact of his existence thrills them, and the outrage and cold sweat he provokes in weaker mortals sustain them as they trudge through lonely, bitter lives.
For these misfits, Lecter is a superior being. They are certain that he possesses the rare capacity to perceive them as they perceive themselves, and to respect the absolute necessity of their own depraved acts. Lecter appreciates their devotion, especially now. Hes had too few diversions since taking up residence at the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.