Todd Haynes, director of I’m Not There, Velvet Golmine and Far From Heaven, has signed up to direct Carol, which has Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska attached to star, according to ScreenDaily.
News of the first surfaced last May, when John Carney (Once) was attached to direct. He has had to back out due to scheduling conflicts, with Haynes stepping into the breach. The movie 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 (Wasikowska) who dreams of a better life, and the other is a woman (Blanchett) trapped in a loveless marriage. Playwright Phyllis Nagy wrote the screenplay adaptation.
It isn’t known when it might shoot.