Blanchett In ‘Hannibal’?

In spite of recent rumors that Universal might pass on the Hannibal project, there’s word that Cate Blanchett has risen up to the top of Universal’s short list as a possible candidate to take on the role of FBI agent Clarice Starling.

According to Variety, Universal has “ruled out” Foster coming back and has decided to see if they can fill the role with another notable good actress. The trade reports that Blanchett is one of two actresses that the studio is said to be considering offering the role. Still, Blanchett does have her own previous obligations to fill, including Sam Raimi’s The Gift as well as Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy

Source: Cinescape Online