Cate Blanchett and Julie Delpy To Star/Write Cancer Vixen

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Julie Delpy (co-writer/star of Before Midnight) is set to pen a screen adaptation of Marisa Acocella Marchetto‘s graphic novel memoir Cancer Vixen: A True Story, about Marchetto’s experience battling breast cancer as told through her medium of choice: comics.

Head under the cut for more details!

The story follows Marchetto’s path from a cartoonist for the New Yorker to being diagnosed just before her wedding day.  Cate Blanchett will star in the film. Seeing as Blanchett also happens to be an executive producer on the project, that’s  not surprising– and it means they already have an Oscar-winning actress on board for the main role.

Blanchett is currently receiving lots of attention for her part in Woody Allen‘s most recent film Blue Jasmine, and will also be appearing in The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, George Clooney‘s new film The Monument Men, and Disney’s upcoming adaptation of Cinderella as the evil stepmother. Delpy herself has been nominated for an Academy Award for Before Sunset.

Be on the lookout for more details about Cancer Vixen, from HBO Films.

(via Collider, image from mycomicshop)

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