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  • 'Cancer Vixen: A True Story' - coming soon from Working Title

    Blanchett vamping for 'Vixen'



    Cate Blanchett


    By Borys Kit
    The Hollywood Reporter
    September 25, 2006

    Cate Blanchett is attached to star in "Cancer Vixen: A True Story," a graphic memoir by cartoonist Marisa Acocella Marchetto, whose feature rights recently were picked up by Working Title.

    Blanchett also is in discussions to produce the project with her husband, Andrew Upton, through their company Dirty Films.

    Marchetto is a cartoonist fashionista for Glamour and the New Yorker. Her autobiography "Vixen," which has been generating buzz ahead of its release by Knopf on Tuesday, describes how she fell in love with a celebrity restaurateur and was planning their wedding when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and realized that she had let her health insurance lapse. Her friends -- stylists, gossip columnists, designers -- rallied around her as she wore killer shoes to chemo sessions and strove to get married on time.
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr..._id=1003156172
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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