Susan Sarandon to play cancer-stricken doctor. She'll star in the CBS TV movie ''Ice Bound'' as a doctor who treated her own cancer at the South Pole

By Brian Hiatt
Updated December 20, 2002 at 05:00 AM EST
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Ice Bound

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In both ”Stepmom” and ”Igby Goes Down,” Susan Sarandon played a doomed cancer victim. But in the upcoming CBS TV movie ”Ice Bound,” Sarandon will star as Dr. Jerri Nielsen, a real-life breast cancer survivor, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Nielsen was forced to treat her own cancer while stranded on the South Pole, a story chronicled in her best-seller ”Ice Bound: A Doctor’s Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole.”

Sarandon was just nominated for a Golden Globe for her ”Igby” performance, which climaxed with an assisted suicide. ”Ice Bound” will be the first project from Miramax’s book division to be adapted into a film, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Ice Bound

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