Before Midnight co-writer/star Julie Delpy has landed a pretty high-profile writing gig. Deadline reports that Delpy is closing a deal with HBO Films to pen an adaptation of the Marisa Acocella Marchetto memoir Cancer Vixen: A True Story as a star vehicle for actress Cate Blanchett. The film will tell the story of a Manhattan cartoonist for magazines like The New Yorker and Glamour who was suddenly diagnosed with breast cancer just as she was about to get married. Delpy was previously nominated for an Academy Award for co-writing Before Sunset and she also penned the script for her 2012 directorial effort 2 Days in New York.
Blanchett is an executive producer on Cancer Vixen and the idea is for her to star in the film. The actress is currently fielding a great amount of Oscar talk for her stellar performance in Woody Allen’s latest film Blue Jasmine. She’ll be seen later this year in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and George Clooney’s The Monuments Men, and she’s next set to play the evil stepmother in Disney’s Cinderella.