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Hugh Dancy to Star in NBC’s Hannibal

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 22:  Actor Hugh Dancy attends The Cinema Society & Altoids screening of The Weinstein Company's "Our Idiot Brother" at 1 MiMA Tower on August 22, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Dancy will play FBI agent Will Graham in the peacock's contemporary thriller based on Thomas Harris's novel Red Dragon. TV Guide reports that in NBC's adaptation, Dr. Hannibal Lecter and Graham will be reintroduced at the beginning of their relationship, before things start getting creepy and violent. The network ordered a thirteen-episode season last month, but the star of the show — Lecter himself — is yet to be found. Your time is now, middle-aged or graying male actors who can pull off an oddly charming cannibal who's adept at psychoanalyzing criminal-justice professionals.

Photo: Jamie McCarthy/2011 Getty Images