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.