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A Heaping Serving of Simon Cowell with Fava Beans and a Nice Chianti?

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Feb. 25 2009, Published 4:00 a.m. ET

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Anthony Hopkins could very well play American Idol judge in a movie. MTV reports that Hopkins is such a huge fan of the singing competition, and Simon Cowell in particular, that he'd like to star in a movie about him.

"Simon is my favorite because he's so brutally honest," Hopkins told MTV on this year's Oscars' red carpet. "There's no political correctness with him. He says it how it is. How very contrary."

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Now Cowell's rep, Max Clifford, has told the Western Mail: "Knowing what an incredible actor Tony Hopkins is, I'm sure he'd do a great job, particularly in bringing out the much softer side to Simon that many of us don't get to see."

There has been no comment from's request for comment and reaction from either Cowell's rep or American Idol producers.


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