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Rutina Wesley To Meet The Red Dragon In ‘Hannibal’

24 January 2015 5:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

She’s best known for playing the headstrong Tara in True Blood, but for her next role Rutina Wesley encounters a human monster in the third season of Hannibal. Wesley plays Reba McClane, infamous to readers of the Thomas Harris source novels as the woman who got close to Francis Dolarhyde.

Unbeknownst to her, he is the Tooth Fairy, the serial killer at the heart of first Lecter bestseller Red Dragon – however her blindness makes her literally unseeing as to his true nature. Richard Armitage has been cast as Dolarhyde. The characters were portrayed by Emily Watson and Ralph Fiennes in the 2002 movie adaptation and by Joan Allen and Tom Noonan in Michael Mann’s 1986 version Manhunter.

Wesley and Armitage join new cast member Joe Anderson, who replaces Michael Pitt as Mason Verger. It looks like showrunner Bryan Fuller is really starting to blend the worlds of the series and the books, »

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True Blood’s Rutina Wesley to Join Hannibal Season 3 Cast

23 January 2015 4:38 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With HBO’s True Blood coming to an end last summer, Rutina Wesley, longtime cast member of the Southern supernatural series, is lined up for another horror show. This time around, though, Wesley will encounter human monsters rather than creatures of the night, as she’s set to join the cast of Hannibal for the third season, playing a character from Thomas HarrisRed Dragon and its two film adaptations.

TVLine reports that Rutina Wesley, whom True Blood fans know as Tara Mae Thornton, is set to co-star in Hannibal Season 3 in the recurring role of Reba McClane, a blind woman who becomes the romantic interest of Francis Dolarhyde, aka The Tooth Fairy serial killer, who in turn will be played by Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit films). Reba McClane is a key character in Thomas Harris’ 1981 novel, Red Dragon, and was previously played by Joan Allen in »

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‘True Blood’ Alum Rutina Wesley to Sink Her Teeth Into ‘Hannibal’ Role

23 January 2015 3:52 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Actress will play a blind woman who becomes Francis Dolarhyde’s last best chance at humanity on NBC drama

Rutina Wesley is moving on from the vampires of “True Blood” to another creature with a taste for gore.

Wesley, who played Tara Thornton on HBO’s vampy drama “True Blood,” has been tapped for NBC’s cannibal drama “Hannibal,” a spokeswoman for the network told TheWrap on Friday.

See video: ‘Hannibal’ Season 3 Trailer: Will Graham Tells the Cannibalistic Doctor ‘I Forgive You’

The “True Blood” alum will join the show for its third season, playing Reba McClane, a blind woman »

- Tim Kenneally

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Rutina Wesley Joins NBC's "Hannibal"

23 January 2015 3:07 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Rutina Wesley, best known for playing Sookie Stackhouse's best friend Tara on HBO's "True Blood," has joined the cast of the third season of NBC's "Hannibal".

Wesley will play Reba McClane, the blind woman who enters into a relationship with the psychotic Francis Dolarhyde (Richard Armitage) and helps soothe his murderous urges. Wesley takes on a role played by Joan Allen in Michael Mann's "Manhunter" and Emily Watson in Brett Ratner's "Red Dragon".

Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) will come into contact with Dolarhyde from around the eighth episode of the third season. The Tooth Fairy is the latest addition to the cast which this year will also include Nina Arianda as Will Graham's wife Molly, Joe Anderson as the mutilated Mason Verger, Gillian Anderson as Bedelia Du Maurier, and of course Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter himself.

Source: TV Line »

- Garth Franklin

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Hannibal Eyes True Blood Vamp as Tooth Fairy's Blind Love

23 January 2015 1:57 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Rutina Wesley is about to encounter a set of chompers that’ll make her True Blood vampire fangs look downright quaint.

Videos Watch the Hannibal Season 3 Teaser Trailer

TVLine had learned exclusively that the actress is joining Hannibal‘s third season in the pivotal recurring role of Reba McClane, a blind woman who catches the eye of Francis Dolarhyde — Aka The Tooth Fairy (played by The Hobbit‘s Richard Armitage) — and represents his best chance at humanity.

The character, and her romance with Dolarhyde, is a major component of Thomas HarrisRed Dragon novel, one book in the series on which Hannibal is based. »

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