Magazine article Screen International

Rooney Mara Replaces Mia Wasikowska on Carol

Magazine article Screen International

Rooney Mara Replaces Mia Wasikowska on Carol

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Dragon Tattoo star joins Todd Haynes' period lesbian drama opposite Cate Blanchett; spring 2014 shoot planned.

Ronney Mara is newly attached to star opposite Cate Blanchett in Todd Haynes' Carol.

Produced by Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley from Number 9 Films, the drama is due to start shoot in spring 2014. TWC nabbed US rights during Cannes.

Mia Wasikowska was previously attached.

Phyllis Nagy's script is based on Patricia Highsmith's novella The Price of Salt about the burgeoning relationship between two very different women in 1950s New York. One, a girl in her 20s working in a department store who dreams of a more fulfilling life, and the other, a wife trapped in a loveless, moneyed marriage desperate to break free.

It is co-developed and co-financed by Film4. Christine Vachon's Killer Films will co-produce.

HanWay is handling international sales which include TWC in the US, eOne in Canada, Icon in Australia and TF1 in France. …

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