After taking the role of one of the villains in Thor 2, and also winning Best Actor at this years Cannes Festival for his role in The Hunt, Mads Mikkelsen (Valhalla Rising, Casino Royale) appears to be unstoppable. News has burst onto the web over the weekend that the Danish actor has just signed up for what could well be his biggest role yet!
Mikkelsen is set to step into the shoes of one of the greatest villains of all time, Hannibal Lecter. Previously played by both Anthony Hopkins and Brian Cox, Mikkelsen has some serious pressure on him to do the character justice, but you know what, I think he will pull it off, perfectly. Mikkelsen will play the role opposite the already cast Hugh Dancy, who will be playing Special Agent Will Graham.
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“Hannibal,” which has received a 13-episode series order, features Lecter teaming to solve crimes with empathic FBI profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy). For the first time, viewers will spend quality time with Lecter while he’s at large and before the world knows his secrets, working side by side with a similarly brilliant man who is destined to catch him.
By Matt Wavish