Cate Blanchett attached in new Steven Soderbergh Film; & The New Boy UK release date

Hi, Cate Blanchett fans!

This past week there has been announcement that Cate Blanchett and Michael Fassbender are attached to star in the new Steven Soderbergh film, BLACK BAG, this would be the second time that Soderbergh is directing her in film after THE GOOD GERMAN (2006).

Warwick Thornton’s THE NEW BOY is also being released in the UK on 15 March while another Dirty Films produced film, SHAYDA directed by Noora Niasari, is being released on 8 March according to Film Distributors’ Association.

On 6 March, Cate will co-chair Green Carpet Fashion Awards in Los Angeles once again.

Black Bag

Cate Blanchett and Michael Fassbender are attached to star in Black Bag, a hot spy thriller package from Steven Soderbergh that has hit the Hollywood market.

Soderbergh is on board to direct the feature project, which has a script by David Keopp. This is the latest team-up between the director and writer, who have the thriller Presence premiering at the Sundance Film Festival Friday.

Like many of Soderbergh’s projects, this one is being kept hush-hush although it is known to be set in the UK.

The project hit the desks of studios and streamers this week as it looks for financing and distribution. The plan is to shoot in May in London but no deals are set yet.

Casey Silver and Greg Jacobs are producing.

The New Boy

Warwick Thornton’s THE NEW BOY will be released in the UK on 15 March almost a year after its Cannes premiere. The film is also part of Göteborg Film Festival (26 January – 4 February) and Manchester Film Festival (15-24 March).

The screenings at Göteborg Film Festival are currently sold out but if you’re interested and in case there will be availability in the coming days you can follow this link.

There is only one screening date at Manchester Film Festival on 17 March.

Green Carpet Fashion Awards

The Green Carpet Fashion Awards, the annual celebration of fashion and entertainment for positive transformation, will return to Los Angeles on March 6. This year’s event will be co-chaired by GCFA founder Livia Firth; actresses Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, Zendaya and Helen Hunt; Annie Lennox; Minister of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil Sônia Guajajara; and Ugandan climate justice activist Vanessa Nakate.

The selection of the GCFA’s yearly honorees is evaluated according to six cultural archetypes: The Visionary, The Messenger, The Rebel, The Healer, The Sage and The Futurist. Embodying these roles in the sustainable landscape, the awards recognize those who bring together the next generation of global leaders driving political, social and environmental solutions for a brighter collective future.

The Green Carpet Fashion Awards made its U.S. debut during Oscars week last March, in an event co-chaired by Blanchett, Simone Ashley, Quannah Chasinghorse, Viola Davis, Tom Ford, Salma Hayek and Simu Liu. The 2023 GCFA honorees included Guajajara (presented by Leonardo DiCaprio), Tom Ford, Alicia Silverstone and British Vogue‘s Edward Enninful (presented by Jodie Turner-Smith).

Blanchett has previously been active in promoting sustainability on the red carpet, and last year while on the awards circuit for Tár she was often spotted in looks she had worn to previous events. At the 2023 GCFA event, she wore a custom mint Valentino suit crafted from archival and deadstock fabric.

Sources: THR-Black Bag, Film Distributors, THR-GCFA