God, play it cool Mara. This is Blanchett we’re talking about here. The Weinstein Company has released the first North American trailer for Todd Haynes’ (Far From Heaven, Mildred Pierce) upcoming acclaimed romantic drama CAROL. Based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel The Price of Salt, Carol is set in 1950s New York and centers on a woman (Blanchett) who risks everything when she embarks on a romance with a younger department store worker (Mara).
I didn’t think it would be possible, but Mara actually has more on-screen chemistry with Blanchett here than she did with Catherine Zeta Jones in Side Effects… Anyway, the film will be skipping TIFF (how rude!) and will instead be playing at the New York Film Festival in October. Kyle Chandler, Sarah Paulson, Jake Lacy, and Cory Michael Smith also star. Carol opens in theaters November 20th.