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Weinstein Co. Acquires U.S. Rights to Todd Haynes' 'Carol'

Weinstein Co. Acquires U.S. Rights to Todd Haynes' 'Carol'Weinstein Co. Acquires U.S. Rights to Todd Haynes' 'Carol'

The Weinstein Company has acquired U.S. rights to Carol, an adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith novel that will star Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska.

The producers on Tuesday also announced that Academy Award nominated Todd Haynes (I’m Not There, Far From Heaven) is now on board as director.

Carol is a love story about pursuit, betrayal and passion that follows the burgeoning relationship between two very different women in 1950s New York. One is a girl in her twenties working in a department store who dreams of a more fulfilling life, the other is a wife trapped in a loveless, moneyed marriage who is fearful of losing her daughter.