Release Date: February 9, 2007
Studio: MGM, The Weinstein Company
Director: Peter Webber
Screenwriter: Thomas Harris
Starring: Gaspard Ulliel, Gong Li, Rhys Ifans, Richard Brake, Kevin McKidd
MPAA Rating: R (for strong grisly violent content and some language/sexual references)
Plot Summary: In “Red Dragon” we learned who he was. In “Silence of the Lambs” we learned how he did it. Now comes 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, best selling author Thomas Harris (“Red Dragon,” “Silence of the Lambs”) writes the screenplay – reaching back to explore the origins of Lecter’s rage, terror and savagery.