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June 13th, 2018 / No Comments

Actor is cast opposite Stephen Dillane in production to be directed by Katie Mitchell

Cate Blanchett is to return to the UK stage for the first time in seven years when she makes her debut at the National Theatre in a new play by Martin Crimp.

It was announced on Wednesday that the Australian actor, who lives with her family in East Sussex, has been cast with Stephen Dillane in a production to be directed by Katie Mitchell.

Blanchett is an experienced stage actor and with her husband, Andrew Upton, was in charge of the Sydney Theatre Company from 2008-2013.

But the actor has been best known in recent years for her movie roles, including Blue Jasmine, Carol, the Hobbit films and Ocean’s 8. Her last UK stage appearance was at the Barbican in London in 2012 in Botho Strauss’s Big and Small.

Crimp’s play is called When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other – Twelve Variations on Samuel Richardson’s Pamela. Richardson’s Pamela, a kind of 18th-century Fifty Shades of Grey, is an epistolary novel about a young maid terrorised and imprisoned by a libertine nobleman. It caused a sensation after it was published in 1740 with its theme of love and marriage across the social divide.

The National Theatre said Crimp was using Pamela as a provocation with five characters acting out “a dangerous game of sexual domination and resistance”.

It said the play would break through “the surface of contemporary debate to explore the messy, often violent nature of desire, and the fluid, complicated roles that men and women play”.

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May 29th, 2018 / No Comments

The actress has become the brand’s first global beauty ambassador.

Cate Blanchett’s role at Giorgio Armani Beauty has been expanded, and she’s been named the brand’s first global beauty ambassador. The Academy Award-winning actress, who has been the face of the brand’s Sì fragrance franchise since 2013, is now representing all of the label’s beauty categories — including also makeup and skin care.

Giorgio Armani described Blanchett as the brand’s quintessential woman. “Luminous and sophisticated, her natural elegance and distinguished beauty are striking,” said the designer in a statement. “I am pleased to deepen our longstanding relationship.”

The actress has many movies set for 2018, including “Ocean’s 8,” “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” and “Mowgli.” She served as the president of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival this year. [Source]

April 4th, 2018 / No Comments

Cate Blanchett, Joel Edgerton and Chris Hemsworth are among more than 200 Australian actors, directors, screenwriters, producers and other film and TV talent who have signed an open letter to the Oz government on behalf of the #MakeItAustralian campaign. In the face of “a deluge of overseas content,” the movement calls on federal parliamentarians to protect the local biz by committing to a diversity of quality Australian content for Australian and international audiences.

The campaign is asking elected officials to evolve rules so that new players like Netflix and YouTube have obligations to create original local programs. This comes as, the group says, major supporters of Australian stories such as Screen Australia and the ABC have seen funding cut over the years.

“Our ability to keep telling Australian stories on screen is at risk, our voices in danger of being drowned out by a deluge of overseas content,” the group writes. “And if our nation’s stories aren’t told, they die. And when they die, future generations won’t know who we are and what makes us us.”

The group also points to tax incentives that encourage production in Australia, saying they need to be competitive. This has long been a source of contention. The so-called production offset has been stuck at 16.5% and the industry has lobbied the government ahead of this year’s budget (due to be announced in May) to raise it to 30% to attract overseas filmmakers. The offset has occasionally been increased on a one-off basis for a major U.S. production. Most recently, Queensland agreed to top it up for Paramount’s live-action Dora The Explorer movie.

Big films to shoot Down Under in recent years include Alien: Covenant, Kong: Skull Island, Thor: Ragnarok, and Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

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March 16th, 2018 / No Comments

Baz Bamigboye of The Daily Mail has reported that Academy Award winning actor, Cate Blanchett, has departed an upcoming stage adaptation of the classic film All About Eve.

According to Baz, Blanchett was forced to drop the project due to a scheduling conflict. Star Gillian Anderson is currently in talks to join the cast in the iconic role of Margot Channing.

The adaptation, which will be directed by Tony Award winner, Ivo van Hove is expected to arrive on the West End in early 2019. The play will be produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and Fox Stage Productions.

The 1950 film, All About Eve, is written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, based on the short story “The Wisdom of Eve,” by Mary Orr, and stars Bette Davis as Margo Channing, the prominent yet aging Broadway star. Anne Baxter plays Eve Harrington, a willingly helpful young fan who insinuates herself into Channing’s life, threatening Channing’s career and personal relationships. All About Eve was nominated for 14 Academy Awardsâ and won 6, including Best Picture.

Ivo Van Hove won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for ARTHUR MILLER’S A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE. As General Director of Holland’s leading theatre company Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Ivo Van Hove has staged many internationally acclaimed productions, including, in New York: Alice in Bed, More Stately Mansions (Obie Award), A Streetcar Named Desire, Hedda Gabler(Obie), The Misanthrope, The Little Foxes, and Scenes From a Marriage, all at the New York Theatre Workshop; Roman Tragedies, Cries and Whispers, Opening Night, Angels in America, and Antigone at BAM; and Teorema at the Lincoln Center Festival. [Source]

March 13th, 2018 / No Comments

She will be on a four day tour to visit these camps in Cox’s Bazar

Multiple Academy award winning Australian actor and UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett is coming to Bangladesh to visit the Rohingya refugee camps. She will be on a four day tour to visit these camps in Cox’s Bazar.

Previously, other UNHCR ambassadors including “Bond Girl” Michelle Yeoh and famous Japanese rock singer Miyavi visited the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar.

Moreover, Hollywood celebrity and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie called out everyone to go and visit the Rohingya camps in Bangladesh back in November 2017. She called out to Nato at their conference at Brussels in February: “I‘m very concerned about the Rohingya, I‘m very angry at the response … I‘m very concerned about the stories of the 10-year old girls being raped.”

“We should all hang our head on how little we have been able to do,” she added.

According to the UNHCR, almost 700,000 Rohingya refugees entered Bangladeshi soil since August 25, 2017. Many sources claim that about three thousand of them were killed at their homeland Myanmar. [Source]

January 16th, 2018 / No Comments

Cate Blanchett, a two-time Oscar-winning actor who is prominent in a Hollywood campaign to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, will head the jury at this year’s Cannes film festival, organisers said on Thursday.

Blanchett was one of 300 influential women in Hollywood who launched the Time’s Up initiative this week, in response to a string of sexual assault accusations against prominent men in the film industry. The Australian actor will become the 12th woman to lead the prestigious panel at Cannes, which kicks off on 8 May.

“We’re very pleased to welcome a rare and unique artist with talent and conviction,” Cannes president Pierre Lescure and delegate general Thierry Fremaux said in a joint statement.

“Our conversations this autumn convince us she will be a committed president, and a passionate and generous spectator.”

The choice of Blanchett, who was named best actress at the 2014 Academy Awards for her role in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, will be seen as politically charged after a year in which the sexual harassment scandal surrounding Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein sparked a deluge of allegations against powerful men in entertainment, politics and the media.

Shortly after the Harvey Weinstein story broke in October, she lent her public support to his accusers; he now faces claims of a string of sexual assaults and rapes from more than one hundred accusers. Weinstein has denied some of the accusations.

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October 11th, 2017 / No Comments

Universal will release Amblin’s The House With a Clock in its Walls on Sept. 21 next year.

Pic, based on the John Bellairs children’s book, stars Jack Black and two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett in a magical adventure that follows 10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart. But his new town’s sleepy facade jolts to life with a secret world of warlocks and witches when Lewis accidentally awakens the dead.

Eli Roth directs from a script written by Supernatural‘s Eric Kripke. Kyle MacLachlan, Colleen Camp, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Vanessa Anne Williams and Sunny Suljic also star. Pic is produced by Mythology Entertainment’s Brad Fischer and James Vanderbilt, as well as Kripke. EPs are William Sherak, Tracey Nyberg and Laeta Kalogridis.

The House With a Clock on Its Walls will rub up against another haunted kids movie, Sony’s Goosebumps 2, on its new date as well as Lionsgate’s Leonardo DiCaprio-produced Robin Hood. [Source]

October 11th, 2017 / No Comments

The third annual awards ceremony will be held Oct. 23 at the Getty Center in Los Angeles.

This year’s InStyle Awards will feature a star-studded lineup of honorees yet again.

Hosted by InStyle editor Laura Brown, the third annual awards ceremony will honor style icon Cate Blanchett, style star Zendaya, breakthrough style star Elle Fanning, stylist of the year Petra Flannery, designer of the year Pierpaolo Piccioli, advocate award winner Demi Lovato, makeup artist of the year Hung Vanngo and hairstylist of the year Harry Josh.

Brown shares that Blanchett is the perfect candidate for the style icon award “because she’s always resolutely herself, fearless and experimental. And we don’t use the word ‘icon’ lightly.” Meanwhile, “Zendaya is the most electric new talent we have witnessed in years with her her eclectic, fuss-free street style and her daring red carpet choices. Her collaboration with Law Roach is truly inspiring.”

“We are extraordinarily proud of the reception our event has received among our friends in the entertainment and fashion communities, yourself included,” says Brown of the annual InStyle Awards. “When we created the event three years ago we wanted to make it the most elegant tribute imaginable to our heroes of the red carpet, to honor their hard work in creating moments that inspire us all.”

The evening will also honor Valentino creative director Piccioli, who Brown says is “a dear friend of InStyle and his extraordinary work for Valentino has been worn by virtually every A-list actress in Hollywood today. He is the true heir to the throne of Valentino.”

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September 15th, 2017 / No Comments

Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) have confirmed Academy Award-winning actress and IWC Schaffhausen brand ambassador Cate Blanchett as head of the IWC Filmmakers Jury for the sixth IWC Filmmaker Award.

The renowned award gives cinematic talent from the region the chance to bring their projects to the silver screen. It will be presented during DIFF, which takes place from Dec.6 to Dec.13. [Source]

September 12th, 2017 / No Comments

A journey through Earth’s history, accompanied by a live orchestra.

Melbourne Festival will host a special screening of Terrence Malick’s latest feature film, Voyage of Time, accompanied by more than 100 musicians from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

The Tree of Life director spent more three decades working on this project, which is narrated by Cate Blanchett and takes audiences from the beginnings of the universe to the present day.

Brad Pitt narrated a shorter version of the film, which was released in IMAX theatres last year.

Melbourne Festival runs October 4–22. [Source]

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August 14th, 2017 / No Comments

Amazon Studios has acquired the Lucille Ball biopic “Lucy and Desi,” with Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett attached to star.

Aaron Sorkin has written the script. Escape Artists is the production company with Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch producing.

The producers are seeking a star to play Ball’s husband Desi Arnaz as well as Vivian Vance and William Frawley, who played Fred and Ethel Mertz in the landmark sitcom “I Love Lucy.”

The project attracted Blanchett and Sorkin two years ago. “Lucy and Desi” will center on Ball’s 20-year marriage to Desi Arnaz. She eloped with the Cuban bandleader in 1940, and the two created the massively successful sitcom “I Love Lucy” in 1951 through their Desilu Productions. She won four Emmys for the role.

Ball also gave birth to her daughter in 1951 and to her son in 1953. Ball and Arnaz divorced in 1960, and Ball began running Desilu Productions in 1962. She died in 1989.

Blanchett has won Academy Awards for “The Aviator” and “Blue Jasmine.”

The “Lucy and Desi” project also involves the two children from the marriage — Lucie Luckinbill and Desi Arnaz Jr. — and includes rights to the use of memoirs written by both Ball and Arnaz. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood. [Source]

February 23rd, 2017 / No Comments

FilmRise has acquired North American distribution rights to Manifesto, the Julian Rosefeldt film that just bowed at the Sundance Film Festival. A mid-2017 release date is in the works, and the film will land on Amazon Prime Video later this year.

Blanchett plays 13 separate characters —from an anchorwoman to a homeless man—performing monologues that incorporate manifestos from 20th century art movements. Before it was a feature film, Rosefeldt debuted the project at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image as an art installation, where various characters and scenes were simultaneously displayed on 13 screens.

The Amazon deal came under the Amazon Video Direct’s Film Festival Stars program, through which FilmRise will receive an upfront cash bonus which could be applied toward supporting the film’s upcoming release, and will earn double the standard Amazon Video Direct per-hour royalty rate for the pic.

The deal was negotiated between FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher and VP Acquisitions Max Einhorn with Thania Dimitrakopoulou of The Match Factory. [Source]

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Ocean's Eight (2018)
Cate as Lou
Debbie Ocean gathers a crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala.
Genre: Crime
More Info | Photos | IMDb

Mowgli (2018)
Cate as Kaa
An orphaned boy is raised in the wild.
Genre: Drama
More Info | Photos | IMDb


Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2018)
Cate as Bernadette Fox
After her anxiety-ridden mother disappears, 15-year-old Bee does everything she can to track her down, discovering her troubled past in the process.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
More Info | Photos | IMDb


The House with a Clock in its Walls (2018)
Cate as Unknown
A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
More Info | Photos | IMDb
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