New project for Cate, “Truth” is set to start filming soon. Co-starring with Robert Redford.
Australian actress Cate Blanchett is the latest star to film their big budget flick in Sydney.
It was announced on Thursday that the Academy Award winning actress will film the political drama Truth, alongside Hollywood legend and fellow Oscar winner Robert Redford, in the harbour city.
The shoot is set to take place in spring and will last for eight weeks, meaning filming should begin any day now.
Based on 60 Minutes producer Mary Mapes’ 2005 memoir, the story centres on the 2004 scandal that erupted after US news anchor Dan Rather reported that then president George W Bush received preferential treatment to avoid the Vietnam War draft.
Robert Redford will play the famous American anchor, while Cate will portray producer Mary, who was subsequently fired over the story.
Acclaimed screenwriter James Vanderbilt, known for writing the first two films in The Amazing Spider-man franchise, makes his directorial debut with this movie.
It’s believed that Mad Men actress Elisabeth Moss will join the cast as associate producer Lucy Scott but no official announcement has been made as yet.
The official announcement of the film’s production was made with the New South Wales Government fully behind the project.
‘This international production, starring Sydney’s own Cate Blanchett, and one of Hollywood’s most iconic stars, Robert Redford, shows yet again that NSW is at the top of the list of preferred international production destinations,’ Arts Minister Troy Grant said in a statement on Thursday.