Cate Blanchett to Officially Star in Eli Roth’s ‘Borderlands’
Posted on
May 31, 2020

Cate Blanchett to Officially Star in Eli Roth’s ‘Borderlands’

Hey blanchetters!

This is not a drill!
Lionsgate officially confirmed that Cate Blanchett has been cast to play Lilith in the video game based movie “Borderlands”.

Cate Blanchett has officially closed a deal to star in director Eli Roth’s movie adaptation of the video game “Borderlands” at Lionsgate.

Blanchett will portray Lilith, a legendary thief equipped with magical skills. Lionsgate announced the deal on Thursday, a month after Variety first reported the attachment.

The project reunites Blanchett with Roth, who collaborated on “The House With a Clock in Its Walls.”

Blanchett currently stars in “Mrs. America,” which she also executive produces, and will star in James Gray’s upcoming “Armageddon Time” and Adam McKay’s “Don’t Look Up.” She’s won Academy Awards for her performances in “The Aviator” and “Blue Jasmine,” and was nominated for “Elizabeth,” “Elizabeth: The Golden Age,” “Notes on a Scandal” and “I’m Not There.”

Roth said, “I’m so lucky to have the amazing Cate Blanchett starring in ‘Borderlands.’ We had the most incredible collaboration together on ‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls,’ and I believe there’s nothing she can’t do. From drama to comedy and now action, Cate makes every scene sing. Working with her is truly a director’s dream come true, and I feel so fortunate that I get to do it again on an even bigger scale. Everyone brings their A-game to work with Cate, and I know together we’re going to create another iconic character in her already storied career.”

“Borderlands,” launched in 2009, is a role-playing first-person shooter game created and developed by Gearbox Software and published by Take-Two Interactive Software’s 2K label. The game is set on the planet of Pandora, which has been abandoned by a mega-corporation prior to the game events. The series has sold more than 57 million units worldwide. The most recent installment, “Borderlands 3,” was released last September.

“Borderlands” will be produced by Avi and Ari Arad, who produce through their Arad Productions banner, and Erik Feig, through Picturestart, who have shepherded the project and overseen development, including the latest draft of the screenplay by Emmy-winning screenwriter Craig Mazin. The film’s executive producers are Randy Pitchford, executive producer of the “Borderlands” video game franchise and founder of Gearbox Entertainment Company, and Strauss Zelnick, chairman and CEO of Take-Two Interactive.

Blanchett is represented by CAA. Robert Melnik negotiated the deal on behalf of Lionsgate. James Myers and Aaron Edmonds are overseeing the project for Lionsgate. Emmy Yu is overseeing the film for Arad Productions. Lucy Kitada will oversee the movie for Picturestart.

Source: Variety

A Podcast of One’s Own with Julia Gillard featuring guest Cate Blanchett
Posted on
May 28, 2020

A Podcast of One’s Own with Julia Gillard featuring guest Cate Blanchett

Hi blanchetters!

Some more news!

Cate Blanchett is the latest guest on Julia Gillard’s A Podcast of One’s Own.
See more infos on this episode and listen to it below!

Cate Blanchett on women in film

Julia talks to two-time Academy Award winning actor Cate Blanchett about telling women’s stories through film, the importance of diversity in creating compelling and surprising art, and her decision to play staunch anti-feminist Phyllis Schlafly in new TV series, Mrs. America, which tells the real-life story of the fight to pass the US Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s. They also discuss Hollywood post-Me Too and the staggering gender pay gap that continues to exist in the film industry.


*****Listen to it below

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Cate Blanchett series ‘Stateless’ Premieres July 8 on Netflix
Posted on
May 28, 2020

Cate Blanchett series ‘Stateless’ Premieres July 8 on Netflix

Hi everyone!

Six-Episode Limited Series “Stateless” is coming to Netflix July 08.
Time to see Pat Masters (Cate Blanchett) again!

Netflix acquired Stateless in February ahead of its original premiere in Australia in March.

The streaming service released the first look photos yesterday.

‘Stateless’
Netflix
Picture, if you will, coming into contact with a predatory cult — and being recruited by cult leaders who look just like Cate Blanchett and Dominic West! That’s only one subplot of this Australian mini-series — whose creators include Blanchett and the producer Tony Ayres (“The Slap”) — about desperate lives intersecting at a bleak detention camp for immigrants. The cast is an Australian all-star team that includes Marta Dusseldorp (“A Place to Call Home”), Asher Keddie (“Offspring”) and, in the central role of the cult victim, Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale”). (July 8)

Sources:NYTimes

The Simpsons season 31 finale preview: Cate Blanchett guest stars
Posted on
May 17, 2020

The Simpsons season 31 finale preview: Cate Blanchett guest stars

Hey everybody!

As previously announced, Cate Blanchett is the guest start of The Simpsons season 31 finale airing tonight on Fox. In a episode titled “The Way of the Dog,” the story explores the tragic past of Santa’s Little Helper, after the Simpsons’ dog bites Marge. Cate lends her voice to Elaine, a canine psychologiest.
Here are the first previews!

Stay tuned!

What: The Way of the Dog – The Simpsons season 31 finale
When: Sunday night, May 17
Time:8/7c
Where: FOX US

Cate Blanchett news: a compilation
Posted on
May 12, 2020

Cate Blanchett news: a compilation

Hi everybody!

We have compiled 7 recent news about Cate Blanchett. Take a look!
 

No To A Return To Normal: the petition signed by Cate Blanchett, De Niro & Many More

A group of over 200 high-profile artists and scientists from around the world has signed an editorial in French newspaper Le Monde, calling on world leaders and citizens “to undertake a profound overhaul of our goals, values, and economies,” in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, “if we want to avoid ecological disaster.”

Signatories include Juliette Binoche, Cate Blanchett, Robert De Niro, Joaquin Phoenix, Alfonso Cuaron, Barbra Streisand, Madonna and Marion Cotillard.

Titled, “Non à un retour à la normale” (No To A Return To Normal) the call to arms was penned by Oscar winner Binoche and astrophysicist Aurélien Barrau. They write that the COVID-19 tragedy is “inviting us to examine what is essential. And what we see is simple: ‘adjustments’ are not enough. The problem is systemic.”

Here’s the text in full: Read it in French here.

The Covid-19 pandemic is a tragedy. This crisis is, however, inviting us to examine what is essential. And what we see is simple: “adjustments” are not enough. The problem is systemic.

The ongoing ecological catastrophe is a meta-crisis: the massive extinction of life on Earth is no longer in doubt, and all indicators point to a direct existential threat. Unlike a pandemic, however severe, a global ecological collapse will have immeasurable consequences.

We therefore solemnly call upon leaders — and all of us as citizens – to leave behind the unsustainable logic that still prevails and to undertake a profound overhaul of our goals, values, and economies.

The pursuit of consumerism and an obsession with productivity have led us to deny the value of life itself: that of plants, that of animals, and that of a great number of human beings. Pollution, climate change, and the destruction of our remaining natural zones has brought the world to a breaking point.

For these reasons, along with increasing social inequalities, we believe it is unthinkable to “go back to normal.”

The radical transformation we need – at all levels – demands boldness and courage. It will not happen without a massive and determined commitment. We must act now. It is as much a matter of survival as one of dignity and coherence.

Source: Deadline

Cate Blanchett to guest star in ‘The Simpsons’

Cate Blanchett reportedly has lended her voice to a canine psychologiest, called Elaine, for The Simpsons season 31 finale episode “The Way of the Dog”. Her character will help Santa’s Little Helper, the Simpson’s family dog, from his depression.

Simpsons executive producer Al Jean told EW:

Elaine determines if there’s a trauma in his past that they have to go solve, which actually goes back to the first episode of the series.

She sleeps in the same room with him when she brings him in for treatment. She’s very loving. But with people she’s a lot more brusque.

Al Jean adds of Blanchett: “As expected, she was fantastic. We’re proud to say that we got a two-time Oscar winner to talk in dog gibberish, but it really sounded like Elvish to me.”

What: The Way of the Dog – The Simpsons season 31 finale
When: Sunday night, May 17
Time:8/7c
Where: FOX

 

 

 

Source: EW

Cate Blanchett in podcast WTF with Mark Maron

Conventional wisdom holds that Cate Blanchett is one of the world’s greatest living performers, but one person who disagrees with that is Cate Blanchett, who thinks she’s pretty terrible most of the time (her words, not ours). Marc and Cate try to get to the bottom of why she’s so hard on herself despite her many career accomplishments. They discuss The Lord of the Rings, playing Bob Dylan, why her hair fell out when she played Blanche DuBois, why Al Pacino is her hero, and why she took on the story of Phyllis Schlafly in Mrs. America. This episode is sponsored by Patreon and Pataday Once Daily Relief.

Listen to the full episode below:

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Cate Blanchett eyed to play Wallis Simpson in a new film about the American Duchess

A new film about Wallis Simpson, the American divorcée whose relationship with the British King Edward VIII caused a constitutional crisis that led to Edward’s abdication, is heading to the big screen. Author of a Wallis Simpson’s biography, Anna Pasternak, sold the film rights of her book to the production company The Gotham Group. According to the Mail, Cate Blanchett has reportedly been approached to play the role of the Duchess of Windsor.

And Anna believes now is the perfect time to make a movie about Wallis, following Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s move to Los Angeles after they quit their roles as senior royals

Source: MSN

W magazine goes live with Cate Blanchett & Sarah Paulson on May 13

The awesome duo of actresses, currently on air with FX series Mrs. America, is set to a live interview on W Magazine instagram.

Save the date!

What: Cate Blanchett and Sarah Paulson live with W
When: May 13
Time: 9 PM UK/ 4PM NY/ 1PM LA

Cate Blanchett Joins James Gray, Adam McKay’s Next Films

Variety has reported that Cate Blanchett is signing on to James Gray’s next picture “Armageddon Times” at RT Features, and is attached to join the ensemble cast of Adam McKay’s new Netflix film “Don’t Look Up” starring Jennifer Lawrence.

According to the publication:

“Armageddon Time” will be written and directed by Gray with his “Ad Astra” partners RT Features producing. The story draws on Gray’s own experiences as a student at the Kew-Forest School in Queens. Fred Trump served on the board of the private school and Donald Trump was an alumnus. The school’s principal will be a central character.

Variety first reported this would be Gray’s next film at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

McKay’s new film was announced in February and has Lawrence attached to star in the ensemble, which follows two low-level astronomers who embark on media tour to warn mankind of an approaching asteroid that will destroy planet Earth. McKay is writing and directing the movie, which marks his first film for a streaming platform. the first of films to be feature on the streaming platform.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we yet do not know when these productions go into production.

Source: Variety

Documentary ‘In the company of Actors’, featuring Cate Blanchett, available to watch for free

In the company of Actors is an Australian documentary about the Sydney Theatre Company 2006 tour of its production of Hedda Gabler, starring Cate Blanchett, in New York.

If you never had the chance to watch it, the times has come! STC is offering free access to watch the feature documentary until 31 May 2020.


Watch FULL documentary here.

 

UNHCR, Cate Blanchett and more: 3 ways to support refugees during Covid-19
Posted on
May 11, 2020

UNHCR, Cate Blanchett and more: 3 ways to support refugees during Covid-19

Hey blanchetters!

Covid-19 is imposing difficult times and losses for everybody in a global scale. However, for those who were already living in vulnerability before this, things can be even more terrifying. That’s the case of many refugees around the world.

Last month, Cate Blanchett joined UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi and other UNHCR goodwill ambassadors to discuss work during the Covid-19 crisis.

More recently, Cate, Ben Stiller and Khaled Hosseini got together in a video about 3 ways businesses can support refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic.



Since 1950, UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist refugees fleeing war and persecution. Their actions are vital to provide these people with basic conditions to survive and rebuilt their lives.

Not only businesses can contribute to help refugees, people can donate through the UNHCR website, the sidebar photo on our site has link as well and So it goes magazine is also selling digital issues in exchange for donations.

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Cate Blanchett in talks to star as Lilith in Borderlands film adaptation at Lionsgate
Posted on
May 10, 2020

Cate Blanchett in talks to star as Lilith in Borderlands film adaptation at Lionsgate

Hey guys!

Variety has reported that Cate Blanchett is in talks to star as Lilith in Borderlands film adaptation at Lionsgate.

Borderlands is a successful video game franchise launched in 2009. The role-playing first-person shooter game includes the following installments:

  • Borderlands,
  • Borderlands 2,
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel,
  • Tales from the Borderlands,
  • and Borderlands 3.

The main setting is a futuristic sci-fi universe, a planet Pandora, where characters have fight against mega-corporations.

Directing this movie adaptation is Eli Roth (The House with a clock in its Walls). Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) wrote the latest screenplay draft.  Then, Avi and Ari Arad along with Erik Feig will be producing it.

Cate for the lead role in Borderlands?

According to Lilith’s character profile in wiki, she is one the four playable characters in the original Borderlands game. In the Pandora’s universe, Lilith is one of six Sirens from the planet Dionysus. This group of women have unbelievable powers.

Lilith’s action skill is the Phasewalk, which lets her turn invisible to enemies (but not to her teammates, to whom she appears as translucent blue). She can move much faster and cause a damaging shockwave (Phase Blast) upon entering and exiting.

When fighting in Arena Battles Phasewalk will make Lilith invisible to opposing players, but all Sirens in Phasewalk can see each other, regardless of teams (as they are all in the same dimension). Spark does not work in Arena either however it does function in duels.

Gearbox Software co-founder Randy Pitchford describes it as, “kind of like when Frodo puts on the ring, except that when she takes it off she can kill everything around her with a shock wave nova effect”. This effect can be altered by using unique artifacts that can add elemental damage to the Phase Blast.

Previous rumors on this adaptation suggested a female protagonist that could be Lilith. Nevertheless, there are no official details at this point because the production is in early days. However, after playing the remarkable MCU villain Hela in Thor Ragnarok, we can expect great things from Cate in a superhero movie.

Sources: Variety, TVOvermind

BAM Virtual Gala 2020 to honor Cate Blanchett on May 13 at 8pm!
Posted on
May 9, 2020

BAM Virtual Gala 2020 to honor Cate Blanchett on May 13 at 8pm!

Hi everyone!

Just a quickly reminder that on May 13, Cate Blanchett will be one among the honorees at the annual BAM Gala.
Besides Cate, the BAM Gala 2020 will be also honoring author Zadie Smith, and philanthropist and producer Jeanne Donovan Fisher.

Due to COVID-19 safety policies, this year we will have a BAM Virtual Gala. An online event featuring performances by:

  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
  • Brooklyn Youth Chorus
  • Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch’s Julie Anne Stanzak
  • St. Vincent (exclusive performance only available during the event)
  • DJ Eli Escobar

10% of the donations obtained during this event will go to The Brooklyn Hospital Center.

What: BAM Virtual Gala 2020 to honor Cate Blanchett
Date: Wed, May 13
Time: 8 pm EDT
Location: BAM.org
Free and open to the public

Don’t forget to check your time zone to join the BAM Virtual Gala 2020!

If you want to receive a reminder on the day of the event or donate, visit BAM website!

The Cate Blanchett Birthday Project 2020
Posted on
Mar 26, 2020

The Cate Blanchett Birthday Project 2020

Hello everyone!!

Are you ready for one more year of celebration?

The Cate Blanchett Birthday Project 2020 is here!

This is an idea created by Eden, a fan from our community. Since 2015, she proposes a set of tasks to express our admiration and say happy birthday to Cate.

In this 6th edition of the project, Eden decided to reunite fans again to celebrate Cate Blanchett’s birthday.

As usual, Cate Blanchett Fan website takes part in supporting this idea.

If you want to join, please read the details below:

This year the project will all be around self-motivation, feminism & success.

Cate Blanchett is a huge inspiration for us all: she teaches us to be brave, to love ourselves, to DO things, to do things with no regrets, to work hard and not to think about what other people say. These are only some minor examples of the things Cate loves sharing with the world.

This year we will make a MOTIVATION BOOK in which we will write:

  • Something Cate motivated you to do and how does the process go
  • Some aspects that changed or influenced the way you think thanks to Cate Blanchett (related to feminism)
  • A special thing you did or contributed to thanks to the motivation Cate Blanchett gave you
  • A story of success that happened to you thanks to the motivation Cate brought into your life

Important points:  

  • You can choose one aspect only
  • The story will be written UP TO 300 WORDS
  • You can (definitely) wish Cate a happy birthday but if you won’t follow the theme of the project you won’t be included!!
  • You can add a small video / photo related
  • The project will be released ONLINE

How does it work?

  • Send an email with your Name, Age & Country
  • Mention in the email if you joined any of the past projects and if yes mention the year
  • Write the aspect you wish to write about
  • Share your project part

Rules:

  • Keep an appropriate language
  • Protect copywrites
  • The project will be released ONLINE

Deadline

All projects should arrive until APRIL 10TH, 2020. Send them all to the following address: CBFbirthday2015@gmail.com (the same one from past years).

If you have any questions you can reach Eden by email or her twitter @catelandishere.

Taking part in the project this year + special thanks: Cate Blanchett Daily, Queen Cate, Cate Blanchett Fan, Nelly, Dani, Mari.

FAQs

  • Who can participate the project? – Everyone who wants to.
  • Can I send a picture of myself with a happy birthday poster? You can include that, but it can’t be instead of the project itself.
  • Can you guarantee Cate will receive the book? – sadly not, but we will try our best to make this work.
Cate Blanchett in Agenda 2020 book
Posted on
Feb 25, 2020

Cate Blanchett in Agenda 2020 book

Hello everyone!

Few days ago, it was announced that Cate Blanchett is among the inspirational women featured in AGENDA 2020 book, the result of a project partnership between photographer Danielle Harte and journalist Sandra Sully.

AGENDA 2020 book aims to celebrate women with black & white portraits and getting to know more about 14 remarkable leading women in Australia. Beyond that, the book also seeks to find out what Australian women want and what they believe needs to change to achieve an EQUAL world.

Cate Blanchett looks divine! Take a look at few images shared on social media.


https://www.instagram.com/p/B5FqLK2pi_U/

The book is set to have a series of launch events during International Women’s Week ?from March 1-8.

As soon as we get more information about it, including know where to buy it, we will update this article.
To download the first images of Cate Blanchett in Agenda 2020 book, visit our gallery!