Cate Blanchett is reportedly looking at directing her first film.
Cate Blanchett is reportedly set to make her movie directing debut, with a psychological thriller based on a popular novel.
According to Deadline Hollywood, the Blue Jasmine star is to direct The Dinner, adapted from Dutch writer Herman Koch's book about two couples – two brothers and their wives – discussing a horrifying assault by their teenage sons in an Amsterdam restaurant.
It is not clear whether Blanchett — who has directed for the stage but not a movie, so far in her illustrious career — will also star.
After stepping down as co-director with husband Andrew Upton of the Sydney Theatre Company, Blanchett has been in hot demand for movie roles including the Tim Winton adaptation The Turning, Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy, George Clooney's World War II adventure The Monuments Men, Terrence Malick's Knight Of Cups and Todd Haynes's romantic drama Carol.
She is also due to star in David Mamet's Blackbird, a thriller about a woman who discovers her late grandfather's secret role in the JFK assassination. After Mamet considered a Sydney shoot from January, production has shifted to the US.
Blanchett is considered a leading contender for another Oscar nomination for Blue Jasmine next year.
She won an Oscar for The Aviator and has also been nominated for Elizabeth, Notes On A Scandal, I'm Not There and the sequel Elizabeth: The Golden Age.