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'Camelot' star Lara Jean Chorostecki joins Hannibal Lecter TV series

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Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter in 'Silence of the Lambs'
Lara Jean Chorostecki has joined NBC's new drama Hannibal.

The upcoming series - based on Thomas Harris novel Red Dragon - stars Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale) as cannibal killer Hannibal Lecter and Hugh Dancy (Black Hawk Down) as his nemesis, FBI agent Will Graham.

Camelot actress Chorostecki will play Freddie Lounds, a sleazy tabloid reporter, according to TVLine. The character - a male in Harris's original novel - was previously played by Stephen Lang in 1986 adaptation Manhunter and by Philip Seymour Hoffman in 2002 film Red Dragon.

Chorostecki will next be seen in BBC America's original series Copper and recently filmed a role on CW pilot The Selection.

Her co-stars on Hannibal include Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix, CSI) and Caroline Dhavernas (Wonderfalls).

The series is exec produced by Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller, who is also overseeing NBC's Munsters remake Mockingbird Lane.

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Watch the trailer for the 2002 film version of Red Dragon below:

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