Deadline reports that HBO Films is closing a deal with Julie Delpy (“Before Midnight”) to adapt the graphic novel memoir Cancer Vixen: A True Story, by Marisa Acocella Marchetto.
The movie will star Cate Blanchett (“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) in the title role; Blanchett will also executive produce.
Graphic novel memoirs have definitely been coming into their own, lately! Cancer Vixen answers the question, “What happens when a shoe-crazy, lipstick-obsessed, wine-swilling, pasta-slurping, fashion-fanatic, single-forever, about-to-get-married big-city girl cartoonist with a fabulous life finds . . . a lump in her breast?”
I haven’t read Cancer Vixen yet, but it’s on my to-read list. I love memoirs in graphic novel format, and from the reviews I’ve read of this one, it won’t fail to enthrall. It’s supposed to be a wonderfully humorous and inspiring read, and hopefully that will translate well to the big screen!
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