by Joyce Eng | Sep 27, 2010 11:59 AM EDT
Starz is "starting to explore ideas" to recast Andy Whitfield's titular role in Spartacus: Blood and Sand with the cancer-stricken star's blessing, a source told TVGuide.com.
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