A ‘Young Hannibal’ Moves in With The Weinsteins

The much anticipated (and unneccessary) prequel to Silence of the Lambs, Thomas Harris’ now titled Young Hannibal, has been acquired by the Weinstein Bros, according to Variety. Young Hannibal, directed by Peter Webber (“Girl With A Pearl Earring”), is the prequel to the Hannibal Lecter series and tells the story of the formative years of the serial killer. Pic is based on the upcoming book “Behind the Mask” by Thomas Harris, to be published this fall by Random House. The film is set to star Gong Li.

Source: Variety