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Blanchett a Vixen

First graphic novels were being turned into films (Sin City), then memoirs (Running With Scissors), and now in a new genre all its own – the graphic memoir will have its place in the limelight. The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Cate Blanchett is attached to star in Cancer Vixen: A True Story based on the book by Marisa Acocella Marchetto.

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First graphic novels were being turned into films (Sin City), then memoirs (Running With Scissors), and now in a new genre all its own – the graphic memoir will have its place in the limelight. The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Cate Blanchett is attached to star in Cancer Vixen: A True Story based on the book by Marisa Acocella Marchetto.

Marchetto, a cartoonist for Glamour and the New Yorker, wrote her autobiography around her trials with breast cancer while striving to maintain a fashionable lifestyle. The book, although it won’t be released until later this week, has already generated a fair share of buzz, paving the way for big screen success. Working Title currently owns the film’s rights and Blanchett and husband Andrew Upton are in discussions to produce.

Australian native Blanchett has a lot on her plate. The upcoming flicks Babel and The Good German have shot her to A-List status and made her performances some of Hollywood’s most anticipated.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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