Hannibal Rising is being called the most chilling chapter in the life of Hannibal Lecter – the one that answers the most elusive question of all – why? Hannibal Rising marks the first time in the award-winning series that best selling author Thomas Harris (Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs) wrote the screenplay – reaching back to explore the origins of Lecter’s rage, terror and savagery. The story begins in Eastern Europe at the desperate end of World War II. For many it was no longer a conflict of nations but one of individual survival at any cost.
Gaspard Ulliel plays the fearsome Lecter, alongside Gong Li, Rhys Ifans and Dominic West. Peter Webber (Girl With A Pearl Earring) directs.
Hannibal Rising will hit theaters on February 9, 2007.
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