Sexy movie actress Cate Blanchett was captivated by her latest role in the
true story of murdered Irish journalist Veronica Guerin.
The LORD OF THE RINGS star was so taken by the reporter's tale that she
felt "enormous responsibility" towards Veronica's family in how the movie -
also called VERONICA GUERIN - portrayed her life.
Veronica was murdered in 1996 after penning a handful of exposes on
Dublin's underworld crime lords and drug dealers for Ireland's SUNDAY
Three men were accused of her murder, two of whom are now in prison for
The third, JOHN GILLIGAN, was acquitted but sentenced to 28 days in jail
on drug charges - he is currently appealing this decision in Dublin's High
Cate, 34, says, "It's very powerful - especially with Gilligan back on the
stand, it's not gone away."
The movie is directed by Phone Booth helmer Joel Schumacher and produced
by Pearl Harbor's Jerry Bruckheimer.