Oscar Winner Cate Blanchett Will Make Directorial Debut With Film Adaptation of "The Dinner"

News   Oscar Winner Cate Blanchett Will Make Directorial Debut With Film Adaptation of "The Dinner" Cate Blanchett will direct the film adaptation of the novel "The Dinner," according to Deadline.com.

Herman Koch's novel depicts two couples whose sons are joined by their participation in a horrific act. The parents meet at a restaurant to discuss the circumstances and, as the meal progresses, eventually reveal how far they will go to protect their loved ones.

This mark's Blanchett's film directorial debut. She has directed the plays Blackbird, by David Harrower, and Joan Didion’s memoir, The Year of Magical Thinking.

Blanchett won the Oscar for her role in "The Aviator" and has been nominated for three additional Academy Awards. Her film credits include "Blue Jasmine," "Elizabeth," "The Lord of the Rings," "Babel," "Notes on a Scandal" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."

Most recently seen in New York in Uncle Vanya, Blanchett's stage work includes Oleanna, A Streetcar Named Desire, Hedda Gabler and The Seagull. Blanchett and her husband Andrew Upton served as artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre Company from 2008-13. Upton currently is the sole artistic director. 

Cotty Chubb is producing "The Dinner" through his ChubbCo banner. The executive producers are Eva Maria Daniels and Olga Segura.

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