Cate Blanchett is set to play Donald Trump’s sister in James Gray’s Armageddon Time

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2021

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James Gray has revealed he is setting his sights on an autumn start for his aptly titled project Armageddon Times, set to star Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Oscar Isaac and Cate Blanchett. 

The New York-based filmmaker’s everyday existence has been hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdowns but he remains confident his  cast will be vaccinated and ready to hit the set.

Written and directed by Gray, the feature is produced by his Ad Astra partner, Brazil’s  RT Features with the backing of Focus Features. It draws on the filmmaker’s own experiences as a student at the Kew-Forest School in Queens which counts Donald Trump among its alumni. The former US president’s sister delivered a speech to Gray and his fellow pupils.

“Cate Blanchett is going to play Donald Trump’s sister which is the weirdest sentence I have ever said,” Gray says. “She’s only in it for three days, she’s doing me a favour. She has a really long speech to deliver, it’s a real scene-stealer. I’ve tried to recreate the real speech as best I could from memory.”

The project is currently hostage to Covid-19 insurance, Covid-19 health and safety protocol costs and when New York is going to open up for filming. “Let’s face it, vaccination has got to get more widespread. The US wasn’t doing so well but it looks like we’ve got our heads out of our asses, a lot of people have been vaccinated, including me by the way. I’m ready to go and shoot this thing.”

Source: Screen Daily