Date: 22nd March 2001
Movie pretty boy JUDE LAW is being lined up to play the young HANNIBAL LECTER.
Studio bosses are said to be keen to recruit the fine-boned British actor to star in a remake of the original Hannibal film, MANHUNTER (1986).
The film, based on RED DRAGON, the first of the THOMAS HARRIS books about the cannibalistic serial killer, was filmed in 1986 with BRIAN COX taking the lead role of the fiendish villain. TED TALLY, who wrote the screenplay for SILENCE OF THE LAMBS,THE (1991) is working on the script and is thought to be keen to snap up the British actor. (PDD/WNWCPE)