Cate Blanchett in Talks to Star in Richard Linklater Film


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Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett has entered negotiations to star in an upcoming film from filmmaker Richard Linklater, whose work includes the Before Sunrise trilogy and last year’s Best Picture nominee Boyhood.

THR reports that Blanchett may be joining the cast of Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, an adaptation of Maria Semple’s bestselling novel.

The Fault in Our Stars screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber have adapted the book, which tells the story of an agoraphobic mother and architect who goes missing prior to a family trip to Antarctica. The mother’s 15-year-old daughter narrates the novel.

The book’s narrative unfolds through letters, FBI documents, and emails, among other types of correspondence, so it’s going to be interesting to see what angle Neustadter and Weber take with their adaptation.

Blanchett will next be seen alongside Rooney Mara in the drama Carol and alongside Robert Redford in Truth, the story of the 60 Minutes investigation into then-President George W. Bush’s military service and the effect it had on host Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes.

Next up for Linklater is Everybody Wants Some, a comedy starring Glen Powell, Zoey Deutch, and Ryan Guzman.