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Gina Torres joins Hannibal

16 October 2012 4:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Gina Torres (Suits, Flash Forward) is set to mix business with pleasure as TVLine has revealed she has signed up to play the wife of Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix) in NBC's forthcoming television series Hannibal. Fishburne, who happens to be real-life husband of Torres, will play the character Jack Crawford who is the agent responsible for hunting down Hannibal Lecter, played by Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale).

The series is written by Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies) and centres on the relationship between FBI agent Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and his mentor Dr. Hannibal Lecter - characters created by Thomas Harris in his 1981 novel Red Dragon.

There have been several big screen adaptations of the Hannibal Lector story, most notably 1991’s The Silence of the Lambs featuring Anthony Hopkins (Thor) as the serial killer and Jodie Foster (Panic Room) as FBI agent Clarice Starling. Hopkins reprised his role several times; in 2001 for »

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