When you think of your average cancer stories, more often than not the word 'fashionable' is nowhere to be found ... for obvious reasons. However, Cate Blanchett (who's been busy lately, having also signed on to co-star in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) is now attached to play lead in Cancer Vixen: A True Story, based off Marisa Acocella Marchetto's graphic memoir.

The autobiography (which was released today draped in buzz) tells of Marchetto's (a cartoonist for Glamour and the New Yorker) real-life struggle with breast cancer. The book goes on to detail Marchetto's hard-fought journey as she somehow tries to plan a wedding and battle the disease, all without insurance. With help from her socialite friends, Marchetto turns an extremely difficult time in her life into a fantastic fashion statement. Blanchett will also produce alongside her husband Andrew Upton through their Dirty Films.

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