Mads Mikkelsen To Play Dr. Hannibal Lecter On TV

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June 4, 2012 | 8:56pm EST

One-time Bond villain Mads Mikkelsen has signed on to portray cannibal Dr. Hannibal Lecter in a new TV drama prequel to Red Dragon.
The Danish Casino Royale star will take on the role previously played on the big screen by Brian Cox and Sir Anthony Hopkins.
Mikkelsen will star opposite Hugh Dancy in the TV adaptation of writer Thomas Harris’ concept.