Blanchett will also executive produce the project with partners Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray through production company Maven Pictures. The plot centers around "a cartoonist for magazines like The New Yorker and Glamour with a supercharged Manhattan lifestyle who is about to get married but must re-examine her life through wit and her animation when she is diagnosed with breast cancer." The producers are currently meeting with writers for the adaptation, but Deadline reports that the project is now a priority with Blanchett set to star.
In other casting news ...
Latin star Manolo Cardona joins "Covert Affairs." Cardona will join Season 4 for a multi-episode guest arc as Teo Braga -- a charismatic, enigmatic Colombian rebel leader with a ferocity of spirit matched only by his intellectual curiosity. Brilliant and brooding, Teo harbors secrets about his past that will affect Annie, Auggie and other members of the CIA profoundly. [HuffPost TV]
Idina Menzel returns to "Glee." The Broadway superstar will reprise her role as Rachel's (Lea Michele) biological mother Shelby in an upcoming Season 4 episode. [Twitter]
"Happy Days" veteran to visit "The Middle." Marion Ross will guest star as the vice principal of Brick's (Atticus Shaffer) elementary school. [TVLine]
"Teen Wolf" star to romance "New Girl's" Jess. Dylan O'Brien will play the guy who took Zooey Deschanel's character to prom and promised to make our heroine's first time a memorable one -- but did he pull it off? [TV Guide]
He currently appears as the unlikable Don Keefer on "The Newsroom," but Thomas Sadoski is mainly known for his stage career. Sadoski made his Broadway debut in 2004's "Reckless," and most recently appeared in 2011's "House Of Blue Leaves" and "Other Desert Cities."
Now in HBO's "The Newsroom," Gallagher's original home was on the stage. He originated the role of Moritz Stiefel in "Spring Awakening" and starred in "American Idiot" and "Jerusalem."
Known for her role as the attention-seeking actress Jenna Maroney on NBC's "30 Rock," Krakowski has also appeared in Broadway productions of "Starlight Express" and "Once Upon A Mattress." She won a Tony in 2003 for her portrayal of Carla in "Nine."
Marnie's (Allison William) way-too-sweet ex-boyfriend Charlie has also had a sweet stage career. Christopher Abbott appeared in 2011 revival of "House Of Blue Leaves" with Edie Falco and Ben Stiller.
She plays the tough-as-nails Diane Lockhart on CBS's "The Good Wife," but Christine Baranski has also made the rounds on New York City stage. Baranski made her Broadway debut in "Hide & Seek" in 1980.
Anne Heche is returning to TV as Beth Harper, a woman who believes she's channeling God, on NBC's "Save Me," but Heche is also known for her stage career and memorable role in "Proof" in 2002.
He's nabbed starring roles in "Hairspray" and "Book Of Mormon" on Broadway, and now Andrew Rannells is making his mark on the TV world. In addition to playing Hannah's ex-boyfriend on HBO's "Girls," Rannells will be starring on the NBC comedy "The New Normal" in the fall.