was all one big mistake, thanks to the wonders of technology.

On Friday, word came filtering through the Internet that Anthony Hopkins was poised to step back into the role of America's favorite serial killer, and that Cate Blanchett would step in as Clarice Starling.

Well, oops. Turns out that's old news — like, pre-"Hannibal" (2001) old — that somehow filtered back online. Most plausible explanation, according to one source, is that someone out there put online an old story without a date, which was in turn picked up by Google News as new, which was then reported by all sorts of outlets, yours truly included.

Posted by:Andy Grieser