One of the best actresses in the entire world is teaming up with America's premiere premium cable channel.
Cate Blanchett will be starring in and executive producing a new telepicture with HBO. The project will put the Oscar winner in the lead role in the adaptation of Marisa Acocella Marchetto's memoir, "Cancer Vixen: A True Story." That book deals with a cartoonist who is preparing for her upcoming wedding and the next step in her life when she is derailed by a breast cancer diagnosis. The book looks at Marchetto's 11-month battle with the disease and what happened along the way. Blanchett will star as Marchetto.
In addition to Blanchett, Maven Pictures' Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray (Girl Most Likely, The Bell Jar) are also executive producing and meeting with writers to adapt the memoir.
HBO Films is behind the project. The studio has produced Game Change, Too Big to Fail, Cinema Verite, The Pacific and Temple Grandin.
Blanchett (for those of you not current with her IMDB page) won a supporting actress Oscar for her work in The Aviator and was nominated for Elizabeth: The Golden Age, I'm Not There, Notes on a Scandal and Elizabeth. She also appeared in the Lord of the Rings films.