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Lindsey Bahr
March 12, 2013 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Cate Blanchett isn’t a name you usually associate with television — even HBO. Tuesday, news broke that the Oscar-winning actress was set to develop Cancer Vixen: A True Story into a feature film for the cable network. EW confirmed Blanchett is set to star in and executive produce the project. Deadline reported the news first.

The best-selling memoir tells the story of author and New Yorker cartoonist Marisa Acocella Marchetto’s 11-month battle with breast cancer, which forces her to reevaluate her glamorous Manhattan life, her work, and her upcoming marriage.

It’s still very early in the process. Blanchett and her fellow executive producers, Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray, are currently deciding on a writer to adapt the material.

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