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Exclusive: Colin Farrell Thrilled to Reteam with Anthony Hopkins in 'Solace'

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Colin Farrell says he's pumped about his work on Solace, an upcoming supernatural thriller that also stars Anthony Hopkins, Abbey Cornish, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

In a recent interview, Farrell dispelled the rumor that the film – about a psychic working with the FBI to hunt down a serial killer – was a sequel to David Fincher's Seven.

"It explores a similar genre to Seven, but it's different," Farrell told me. "'I haven't seen a single frame of it yet, but I can't wait to see how the film turns out."

Deadline Hollywood says the film stars Hopkins as a psychic crime analyst who comes out of retirement to help a veteran FBI agent (Morgan) and his young partner (Cornish) to solve a series of bizarre murders. 

Farrell was tight-lipped about details surrounding his character, but The Hollywood Reporter says he plays the serial killer who boasts supernatural powers of his own. The actor signed on to do the project in February 2013, and the film went into production in May.

For Farrell, the film was a thrill because it gave him to work again opposite the man who played the iconic role of Hannibal Lecter. The two previously starred opposite each other in Oliver Stone's Alexander in 2004.

"The great thing about roles like this is that I get to work with my idols, and Anthony Hopkins is certainly one of those – maybe even more so now," Farrell says.

Farrell says he only worked five or six days on Solace, but he still had a blast.

"It was a lot of fun – I wasn't there for the whole film, I just swung in and did a few days and left," Farrell says. "I can't say I didn't feel of the burden of the responsibility, but there was no pressure at all. It was really cool."

An independent production, Solace is due to be released sometime this year.

Farrell most recently had a supporting role in the Walt Disney-P.L. Travers drama Saving Mr. Banks and stars in the lead in the new mystical romance Winter's Tale, which opens Friday.

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