Cate Blanchett to make directorial debut with psychological thriller The Dinner
The actress will helm the adaptation of Herman Koch's novel
Cate Blanchett will reportedly make her directorial debut with an adaption of Herman Koch’s novel The Dinner.
The actress, who stars in Woody Allen's new film Blue Jasmine, has worked in front of the camera for 20 years but has yet to take the helm as director.
She has, however, directed theatrical productions in her role as co-artistic director of the Sydney Theatre Company, which saw the actress give her take on Harold Pinter’s A Kind of Alaska and David Harrower’s Blackbird.
The Dinner, a psychological thriller by Dutch writer Herman Koch, became a bestseller in 2009.
It tells the story of a middle class couple who have to decide on a course of action for their teenage sons, who have been caught on CCTV footage in a deadly act of criminality. Everything unfolds over the course of one dinner.
Oren Moverman, who wrote The Messenger and Rampart, will be adapting the novel into a screenplay.
It has not yet been confirmed whether Blanchett will star in the film.
She won the Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in The Aviator and has been nominated for Elizabeth, Notes on a Scandal and I’m Not There.
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