Magazine article Screen International

Todd Haynes to Direct Carol

Magazine article Screen International

Todd Haynes to Direct Carol

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EXCLUSIVE: Todd Haynes and Christine Vachon board Number 9's drama starring Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska.

Todd Haynes is newly attached to direct Number 9's drama Carol, set to star Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska.

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The Oscar-nominated director of Far from Heaven will reunite with Blanchett, who starred in his acclaimed Bob Dylan biopic I'm Not There in 2007, for which the actress won a Golden Globe.

Number 9's Elizabeth Karlsen is lead producer alongside Stephen Woolley while Haynes' regular collaborator Christine Vachon will co-produce the project.

The film is also backed by Film4 and HanWay handles sales.

Haynes and Vachon were in Cannes together in 1998 with Competition title Velvet Goldmine.

Carol is an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novella, The Price of Salt, which follows a relationship between two women in 1950s New York: a girl in her twenties, played by Wasikowska, who works in a department store but dreams of a more fulfilling life and a wife trapped in a loveless, moneyed marriage.

Playwright and theatre director Phyllis Nagy, who previously wrote HBO drama Mrs Harris, will adapt Highsmith's story. …

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