Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska to Star in Lesbian Love Story Directed by Todd Haynes
Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska will star in the film adaptation of Carol, a Patricia Highsmith novel. The film will be directed by Todd Haynes and distributd by The Weinsteing Company, according to the Hollywood Reporter:
Carol follows the relationship between two very different women in 1950s New York. One is a girl in her 20s working in a department store who dreams of a more fulfilling life, the other is a wife trapped in a loveless, moneyed marriage who is fearful of losing her daughter in the case of a separation.
The Highsmith novel that the film will be based on is known under two titles - Carol, but also The Price of Salt. Phyllis Nagy (Mrs Harris) has written the adaptation.
Production starts in October in London and NYC.