Hannibal Lecter is one of those characters that has transcended the actors who have played him. Whether it be Anthony Hopkins, the superior Brian Cox, or that guy from HANNIBAL RISING, the name Hannibal usually means one thing. Unless of course you are thinking of the Punic Carthaginian military commander, or the Ryan Reynolds character from BLADE TRINITY. But other than those two, the name Hannibal means one thing, and that’s a murderous cannibal. The latest incarnation of Hannibal Lecter will be NBC’s procedural crime show HANNIBAL, which seems to be a mixture of DEXTER (I’m guessing, I don’t actually watch it) and CRIMINAL MINDS. Here’s a look at all the principal players, including the astonishingly talented Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter, Hugh Dancy as Will Graham, Laurence Fishburne as Jack Crawford, and Lara Jean Chorostecki as Freddie Lounds, who is a surprising dead ringer for both Philip Seymour Hoffman and Stephen Lang who played the role in RED DRAGON and MANHUNTER respectively.

HANNIBAL will premiere on NBC on 4th April 2013.

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Source: Shock Till You Drop