Blanchett & Wasikowska on for "Carol"

Blanchett & Wasikowska on for "Carol"

Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska may play lovers in "Carol".

26 May – It looks like "Carol", the film starring Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska is a go, having found a director in Todd Haynes, who is best known for directing the melodrama "Far From Heaven" in 2002 and the biographical musical film "I'm Not There" in 2007.

The film is an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's romance novel, written under the pseudonym Claire Morgan and alternately titled "The Price of Salt". Notorious for its lesbian content and happy ending, the film follows the burgeoning relationship between Therese Belivet, a lonely young woman who dreams of becoming a theatre set designer and the elegant Carol Aird, whom she encounters one day at her temporary job in a department store. Carol herself is lonely despite having money, as she is going through a difficult separation and divorce, and the two women find kindred spirits in each other.

Todd Haynes's "I'm Not There" also starred Cate Blanchett, as Jude Quinn.

Based on the story, there is a strong possibility that Therese Belivet will be played by Wasikowska and Carol Aird by Blanchett, although whether the characters' names will remain the same is not yet known. The script for "Carol" will be written by playwright Phyllis Nagy.

No date has been set yet for the production either.

Haynes most recently helmed the acclaimed HBO miniseries "Mildred Pierce", starring Kate Winslet in the title role, Guy Pearce, Evan Rachel Wood and Melissa Leo. Meanwhile, Blanchett will next be seen in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine", and Wasikowska in Jim Jarmusch's "Only Lovers Left Alive".

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