Date: 27th August 2001
Australian CATE BLANCHETT is to play a murdered Irish journalist in a new film CHASING THE DRAGON: THE VERONICA GUERIN STORY.
Mrs Guerin, a young mother, was murdered on 26 June 1996 by Dublin drug barons. Blanchett is expected to travel to the Irish capital in a fortnight for talks with Mrs Guerin's family and former colleagues. Two men are serving a life sentence for the murder. (PDD/WNTMI/RP)