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Home and Away actress Rebecca Breeds scores lead part in the spin-off series Silence of the Lambs, Clarice

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Chris Hemsworth, and Isabel Lucas, move over. On those bigwigs over in Hollywood, another Home and Away actor has already made a big impression.

According to news, Aussie actress Rebecca Breeds secured the lead role in the new spin-off pilot The Shawshank redemption-and she's thrilled.

"Thank you for the role of a lifetime, thank you!" Breeds gushed to Instagram after the news was released Wednesday. "Think I earned a pretty glass of Chianti for myself." Here's all we know about the spin-off so far…

Who are the types, Rebecca?
Owing to her appearance on Home and Away, the Aussie actress Rebecca Breeds has become a household name. Between 2008 and 2012 the star played Ruby Buckton in the series. She marriedher co-star Home and Away Luke Mitchell, who played Romeo Smith on the show in 2013.

Breeds left for Hollywood after leaving the series and has since starred on hit US TV shows The Originals and Pretty Little Liars.

Rebecca Breeds is married to Home and Away co-star Luke Mitchell. (Getty)

Who will play Rebecca Breeds in spin-off The Silence of the Lambs, Clarice?
Rebecca Breeds will play the lead role of FBI agent Clarice Starling in the spin-off drama, Clarice. The role was famous in the 1991 psychological thriller by Jodie Foster.

Clarice was played by actress Julianne Moore in the direct sequel to the film Hannibal which was released in 2001 and set 10 years after the original film.

Jodie Foster played Clarice in the original 1991 movie, The Silence of the Lambs. (Orion Pictures)​

What was the original The Silence of the Lambs movie about?

Jodie Foster played FBI Agent Clarice Starling for those not acquainted with the film that turned to the serial killer and ex-doctor Dr. Hannibal Lecter (played by Anthony Hopkins) to help her track down another murderer who was preying on children.

The film won five Oscars in 1992, each winning Best Actress and Best Actor gongs, with Foster and Hopkins. The film also took Best home

Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster won respective Best Actor and Best Actress awards at the 1992 Oscars for their roles in the film. (Getty)

What is the plot for The Silence of the Lambs spin-off, Clarice?

Clarice will be set in 1993, one year after the events that unfolded in the film The Silence of the Lambs, according to Deadline. The sequel will follow the personal life of Clarice rarely explored in the film as she tries to track down serial killers and sexual predators in Washington, D.C..

"Clarice's bravery and intricacy always lit the way, even as her personal history stayed in the dark," Alex Kurtzman and Sarah Lumet, writers and screenwriters told Variety last month. "But yours is the very tale that we need today: her fight, her determination, her triumph.

Who will play Dr. Hannibal Lecter in the spin-off of The Silence of the Lambs?

At this time, Deadline notes that it is not believed that Dr. Hannibal Lecter — Anthony Hopkins ' horrific character brought to life — will be resurrected for the spin-off.

Anthony Hopkins in The Lambs ' Silence. (Orion Photographs)

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