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Cate Blanchett to star in 'Cancer Vixen'

Sept. 25, 2006 at 2:41 PM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Actress Cate Blanchett has been signed on to star in "Cancer Vixen: A True Story," the memoir by cartoonist Marisa Acocella Marchetto.

Working Title also recently picked up Marchetto's feature rights, The Hollywood Reporter said Monday.

Blanchett may also produce the film with her husband, Andrew Upton, through their company Dirty Films, The Reporter said.

Marchetto, a cartoonist for Glamour and the New Yorker, has an autobiography, "Vixen," hitting stores on Tuesday.

The book describes how she fell in love with a celebrity restaurateur and was planning their wedding when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing the film with Debra Hayward overseeing the Working Title project.

Blanchett's next film is David Lynch's "Benjamin Button," opposite Brad Pitt.

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