Todd Haynes to Direct 'Carol' Starring Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska

The filmmaker replaces John Carney on this adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith novel about two different women who both want more out of life.

Carol starring Mia Wasikowska and Cate Blanchett gets director Todd Haynes
Carol starring Mia Wasikowska and Cate Blanchett gets director Todd Haynes
Todd Haynes (I'm Not There, Far From Heaven) has signed on to direct Carol for Number 9, which has Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska attached to star. The director's frequent collaborator Christine Vachon is also boarding the project as a producer.

We first reported on this drama last May, when John Carney (Once) was attached to direct. He has since had to back out, due to scheduling conflicts.

The story is an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's 1952 novella "The Price of Salt," which follows the relationship between two women in 1950s New York. One is a young department store clerk (Mia Wasikowska) who dreams of a better life, and the other is a woman (Cate Blanchett) trapped in a loveless marriage. Playwright Phyllis Nagy wrote the screenplay adaptation.

Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley are producing alongside Christine Vachon. No production schedule was given.

Carol comes to theaters in 2014 and stars Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson. The film is directed by Todd Haynes.



Sources: Screen Daily

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  1. thedude-abides

    I'm Not There was great. This is definitely one to keep an eye on.

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag