Hugh Dancy Cast in Lead of Hannibal

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Hugh Dancy has been cast in one of the most sought after roles of the 2012-2013 season.

The British actor will take on the lead role of FBI agent Will Graham in NBC's small screen version of Hannibal, the network's version of Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon novel. It's already been picked up for a 13-eisode order.

Hugh Dancy on The Big C

Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies) will write and direct the project, which is still seeking its most important role of all: Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Who do you think should play him?

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