Preview, Amazon gives us Anthony Hopkins and an All Star cast for “King Lear”

It’s the Everest of dramatic roles, an actor tackling King Lear once told me, and it stuck.

Old Men play Lear, and surround themselves with dazzling younger women.

So it is for this modern dress British dramatization of “King Lear.”

An Oscar winner in the title role, Oscar winners Emma Thompson and Jim Broadbent, along with Emily Watson and Florence Pugh and Jim Carter of “Downton,” all assembled for Richard Eyre’s film for Amazon Prime. Glad to see Hopkins get the chance to put his Lear on the screen, and I’ll be watching Prime Sept. 28 to see what could be a definitive take on a classic character.

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