On November 23rd Cate was in New York attending the Giorgio Armani Welcome Dinner for The Sydney Theatre Company! She looks incredible in an elegant purple dress!
Despite reports that Indian Summer had been given the green light by the Indian government it has now been announced by Variety that the film has been canceled due mainly to budget constraints. Below is what director Joe Wright had to say, via BBC News.
Wright told Variety there had been creative differences between the film’s producers and the Indian government.
“We were in between a rock and a hard place,” he said.
“The Indian government wanted us to make less of the love story while the studio wanted us to make more of the love story.”
On October 14th Russel Crowe was interviewed on the set of Robin Hood by The Today Show! Cate herself wasn’t interviewed but the segments did feature scenes of Cate as Marian! She looks fantastic, I can’t wait to see this film. Videos have been added to the video archive, thanks to ConstantCrowe.com for those!
The Guardian is reporting that Irrfan Khan has been cast alongside Cate in Indian Summer, which has now been given the go ahead by the Indian Government – as long as the love scenes are toned down. The film will see a 2011 release and will be directed by Joe Wright!
Khan is poised to play Nehru, the first prime minister of India, who served between 1947 and 1964. Blanchett plays Lady Mountbatten, the wife of the last Viceroy of the British Indian Empire. Hugh Grant is due to take the pivotal role of Lord Mountbatten.
The Daily Mail is reporting that Cate’s upcoming film Indian Summer has been put on hold by the Indian government whilst they review the contents of the script.
The movie tells of Lord and Lady Mountbatten’s return to India in 1947 and the relationship shared between Lady Edwina and India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
However, filming of Indian Summer, starring Cate Blanchett and Hugh Grant, has now been put on hold while the Indian government reviews the portrayal of the pair.
Whilst things with Cate are a little quite I’ve taken the opportunity to open a video archive for Cate Blanchett Fan! Unlike the old one, this is a streaming video archive so you can watch them without the hassle of downloading! I hope you like it, not many videos there now but I’ll work on it soon.
You can find it here.
Various websites are reporting that Cate has been injured during a live performance of A Streetcar Named Desire. Apparently Cate was accidentally struck on the head by a prop radio held by Mr. Edgerton. If this turns out to be true, I hope Cate makes a speedy recovery, my thoughts are with her.
Arts Beat- An Australian production of the Tennessee Williams play “A Streetcar Named Desire” turned more physical that expected for its star, Cate Blanchett, who was injured by a stage prop during a performance Wednesday night, Agence France-Presse reported.