Todd Haynes (I'm Not There, Far From Heaven) has signed on to direct Carol for Number 9, which has Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska attached to star. The director's frequent collaborator Christine Vachon is also boarding the project as a producer.
The story is an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's 1952 novella "The Price of Salt," which follows the relationship between two women in 1950s New York. One is a young department store clerk (Mia Wasikowska) who dreams of a better life, and the other is a woman (Cate Blanchett) trapped in a loveless marriage. Playwright Phyllis Nagy wrote the screenplay adaptation.
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