Cate Blanchett Developing Cancer Vixen at HBO

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The UK premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at the Odeon Leicester Square, London, UK.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 19: Cate Blanchett arrives at the Tropfest 2012 short film festival at The Royal Botanic Gardens on February 19, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images) Photo: James Whatling/Splash News/Corbis

Cate Blanchett and HBO are working together to adapt Marisa Acocella Marchetto's graphic novel memoir Cancer Vixen: A True Story. Blanchett would executive produce and star as the author, "a shoe-crazy, lipstick-obsessed, wine-swilling, pasta-slurping, fashion-fanatic, about-to-get-married big-city girl cartoonist with a fabulous life" who spends eleven months fighting cancer. The book received a slew of accolades, a feeling Blanchett and HBO are equally familiar with. Good match.