Cate Blanchett's New Love Interest

Cate Blanchett's New Love Interest
Any actor or actress who turns down the opportunity to star as Cate Blanchett's love interest is a mystery to us, so count Mia Wasikowska as the newest Hollywood enigma. The "Jane Eyre" actress has bowed out of the lesbian love-affair drama "Carol," with Rooney Mara stepping in to replace her, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"Carol," directed by Todd Haynes ("Far From Heaven" and "I'm Not There"), depicts an unhappily married woman in 1950s New York (Blanchett) who longs to leave her husband behind but fears losing her daughter. She falls for a department-store employee who also pines for a better life (Mara).

The movie is based on the novella "The Price of Salt," by "The Talented Mr. Ripley" scribe Patricia Highsmith. The script comes from Phyllis Nagy (HBO's "Mrs. Harris"), with production slated to begin in spring 2014.

The new casting choice reduces the age gap between the two leads,
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