In a press release, Number 9 Films have today revealed that Cate Blanchett (Notes On A Scandal) and Mia Wasikowska (Jane Eyre) have signed on to star in a new adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s The Price Of Salt, tentatively titled Carol.
Phyllis Nagy, the screenwriter responsible for TV film Mrs. Harris, will pen the adaptation, which will then be helmed by Boy A and Is Anybody There director John Crowley.
The film, due to begin production next February, centers on the tempestuous relationship between a hapless girl (Wasikowska) searching for more and a wife (Blanchett) trapped in a loveless, moneyless marriage in the 1950’s.
Carol will be funded by Number 9 Films and Film4, with HanWay Films shopping the worldwide distribution rights to perspective buyers at this year’s Cannes Film Festival – currently in full swing.
Speaking of the new project, Tessa Ross, head of Film4, said: “Carol is a beautiful and heart-breaking story and it’s a testament to the talents of Phyllis and John that we’ve attracted actresses of Cate and Mia’s calibre to star at the heart of it.”