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.

We first reported on this drama last May, when John Carney (Once) was attached to direct. He has since had to back out, due to scheduling conflicts.

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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.

Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley are producing alongside Christine Vachon. No production schedule was given.