Thursday 21 September 2017

Blanchett to make directing debut

Cate Blanchett is heading behind the camera
Cate Blanchett is heading behind the camera

Cate Blanchett is stepping behind the scenes to direct a movie.

The Hobbit actress will make her directorial debut with a big screen adaptation of Herman Koch's novel The Dinner, reported Deadline.

It isn't known whether Oscar-winner Cate, 44, will also star in the indie thriller.

The best-selling book is set over the course of one dinner in Amsterdam and follows two families whose sons have committed a terrible crime and explores how far parents will go to protect their children.

While it will mark the first time Cate has been at the helm of a movie, the Blue Jasmine star has directed stage productions in her role as co-artistic director of the Sydney Theatre Company.

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