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Documentary Now: Poster, Stills and Sundance Preview

Documentary Now: Poster, Stills and Sundance Preview

Hello dear Blanchetters, we have the first images from Documentary Now! The episode featuring Cate – Waiting for the Artist – will debut at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival to be screened later on IFC on February 20, 2019. Enjoy!




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Documentary Now! Season 52 Preview
The documentary series returns. Celebrate the art of nonfiction storytelling as the creators of Documentary Now! present two new films: “Waiting for the Artist”, starring Cate Blanchett and Fred Armisen, and “Original Cast Album: Co-op”, starring John Mulaney, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Alex Brightman, Paula Pell, Richard Kind and Taran Killam. Post screenings, they will share their insights into these two episodes from the upcoming season and about the game of paying loving homage to documentary filmmaking.

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The festival program will be revealed soon on the official site.

First Look: Cate Blanchett as Izabella Barta in “Documentary Now!”

First Look: Cate Blanchett as Izabella Barta in “Documentary Now!”

Hello Blanchetters!

As we previously announced, Cate will start in an episode from the upcoming season of “Documentary Now!“; she will guest star as a Marina Abramovic-type performance artist in the episode titled “Waiting for the Artist”. IFC has released a small clip where we can see Cate as “Izabella Barta“. The new season is set to premiere on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 10 pm.

Here are some behind the scenes pictures taken in Budapest last July.

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Cate Blanchett to Star as Anti-Feminist Phyllis Schlafly in Limited Series ‘Mrs. America’ for FX

Cate Blanchett to Star as Anti-Feminist Phyllis Schlafly in Limited Series ‘Mrs. America’ for FX

Hello Blanchetters!

Cate Blanchett is finally heading to television! After guest starring as a Marina Abramovic-type performance artist in an upcoming episode of IFC’s Documentary Now! Cate is set to play Phyllis Schlafly, conservative anti-feminist activist, in a limited series by FX. Read full article below:

In a coup for FX, Cate Blanchett is set to star as conservative firebrand Phyllis Schlafly in the limited series “Mrs. America,” recounting the modern history of the women’s movement.

“Mad Men” and “Halt and Catch Fire” alum Dahvi Waller is spearheading the project for FX Productions. Waller and Blanchett will exec produce alongside Stacey Sher and Coco Francini. FX has ordered nine episodes with production set to begin next year.

“Cate Blanchett is one the great actors of our time — and we are truly honored to have her star in “Mrs. America,’ ” said FX CEO John Landgraf. “We have no doubt that Cate is the perfect actor to play the role of Phyllis Schlafly, who was one of the most polarizing and fascinatingly complex figures of the ‘70s for her opposition to and role in defeating the Equal Rights Amendment, which to this day has never been ratified. Dahvi Waller’s scripts are extraordinary, and I’m thrilled to re-unite with my former Jersey TV partner Stacey Sher, and commend her on assembling such a dynamic foursome of gifted, female, artist-producers to take on this timely story.“

FX said the series would explore the rise of feminism and the push for the Equal Rights Amendment through the eyes of both Schlafly, who led the backlash to the work of second-wave feminists including Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug, and Jill Ruckelshaus. The show promises to look at how the tension over the female empowerment movement helped changed the political and cultural landscape.

Schlafly waged a campaign against the passage of the ERA as well as against the legalization of abortion and the burgeoning gay rights movement. She was a self-described housewife activist from Illinois who wound up earning a law degree and remained active as a conservative commentator for decades. She died in 2016 at the age of 92.

The high-wattage “Mrs. America” is a notable get for FX at a time when the TV business is riveted to the growth and influence of Netflix as it seeks out A-listers for exclusive programming deals. “Mrs. America” marks Blanchett’s first U.S. TV series role.

The greenlight for “Mrs. America” also comes at a time when women’s empowerment and gender parity concerns have been making headlines for more than a year. The outpouring of testimonials about sexual harassment and assault in the workplace has heightened the national focus on issues of equality and diversity in the workplace, particularly in the entertainment industry.

“I feel privileged to have this opportunity to collaborate with Dahvi, Stacey, and Coco under the robust and fearless FX umbrella,” said Blanchett. “I am extremely excited about delving into the material as there couldn’t be a more appropriate time to peel back the layers of this recent period of history, which couldn’t be more relevant today.”

Blanchett is a six-time Academy Award nominee and two-time winner, known for the wide range of material she has tackled since her career took off in the early 1990s. Blanchett got her start on stage and on TV in her native Australia. She won the supporting actress Oscar for 2005’s “The Aviator” and lead actress for 2014’s “Blue Jasmine.”

She was most recently on screen this summer in Warner Bros.’ heist movie “Ocean’s 8” and the family-friendly thriller “The House With a Clock in Its Walls.” She also served as president of the jury at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

“It is a thrill to have the extraordinary Cate Blanchett bring this controversial woman to life, and I can’t think of a better network for this bold series than FX.” Waller said.

Waller worked on three seasons of AMC’s “Mad Men” and two seasons of another AMC period drama, the 1980s-set “Halt and Catch Fire.” Her other credits include Netflix’s “Bojack Horseman,” ABC’s “Eli Stone” and “Desperate Housewives” and NBC’s “American Odyssey.”

Sher previously worked with Landgraf at Danny DeVito’s Jersey Films. She was a partner and Landgraf ran the television wing before he took the helm of FX in 2004. Francini is a movie veteran who at present serves as VP of Activision Blizzard Studios, where she’s spearheading the effort to develop films and TV shows based on the video game giant’s trove of IP.

“Mrs. America” is another sign of FX’s expansion of its programming slate amid TV’s heightened competition. The cabler, which is poised to change hands from 21st Century Fox to Disney next year, has increasingly been freshening its schedule on a year-round basis with limited-run series and anthology dramas that reinvent themselves every season. There’s no word yet on a target airdate for the series.

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Cate Blanchett will be on “Good Morning America” promoting “The House With A Clock In Its Walls”

Cate Blanchett will be on “Good Morning America” promoting “The House With A Clock In Its Walls”

Hello Everyone!

Cate will be on Good Morning America on September 21st as part of the press tour for “The House With A Clock In Its Walls”. Save the date!

Friday, Sept. 21 – Actor Freddie Highmore (“The Good Doctor”); actress Cate Blanchett (“The House with the Clock in Its Walls”)

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“The House with A Clock in Its Walls” – New Poster + Interviews + Behind the Scenes clip

“The House with A Clock in Its Walls” – New Poster + Interviews + Behind the Scenes clip

Hello Everyone!

Cate along with the cast of “The House with A Clock in Its Walls” are promoting the movie in the UK so we have new material; IMAX released a vintage looking poster reminiscent of some classic 80’s films, a new behind the scenes clip from the director’s diary and we have two interviews, one from The One Show and in the other Cate is also asked about her character Hela in Thor Ragnarok. Enoy!

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Cate Blanchett looks all chic in Sydney as she runs errands in her Porsche convertible

She is praised by many as the Australian actress that has become one of the biggest Hollywood stars, as well as among the most bankable names in the tinseltown over the years. Cate Blanchett flaunted her love for sports cars recently when she was spotted driving a Porsche convertible, looking for a spot to go shopping in Sydney. The world-popular 49-year-old actress looked like the perfect picture of chic elegance as she was seen gently coming out of her luxury drive. Cate Blanchett was last seen in Ocean’s 8, the female version of Ocean’s 11 in which she played the female equivalent of Brad Pitt’s character. Her chemistry with Sandra Bullock in the movie is not to be missed!

A picture of elegance

Getting back to Cate Blanchett’s Sydney outing, she was seen sporting a concerned and serious expression as she hopped out of her silver Porsche. She was wearing a flowing bone coloured overcoat, over a plain white blouse, both of which beautifully covered her svelte frame. She combined that with a pair of three-quarter drawstring pants of the same tone, adding a casual cool air to the ensemble. The Oscar-winning actress completed her outfit with a pair of nude sneakers, with her short flaxen locks blowing away in the comforting Sydney breeze. Cate used a brown leather handbag and tortoise shell-frame sunglasses to accessorise.

Outing with the family

A reliable source revealed to Dailymail Australia that Cate Blanchett was out in Sydney with her husband Andrew Upton for a spot of shopping. Not too long ago both were also spotted indulging in a rare PDA. It was further revealed by the insider source that the couple donated a handful of used clothes to Red Cross, with Andrew coming very close to making the fatal error of giving away one of the actress’s designer handbags. Being the kind of in-demand actress that Cate Blanchett is, she has everything but free time on hand, something that was well evident in how she was constantly glued to her phone throughout the outing. She could be seen chatting happily with the mystery person on the other end (of the phone), waving in between to someone, believed to be her husband Andrew.

Guest appearance in ‘Documentary Now!’

Recently it was also announced that Cate Blanchett will make a guest star appearance as a Marina Abramovic-type of performance artist in a soon to be aired episode of ‘Documentary Now!.’ Titled appropriately as ‘Waiting for the Artist’ after the widely acclaimed documentary from 2012 – Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present, Cate Blanchett’s character Barta will be seen reconciling her relationship with her former lover named Dimo Van Omen (played by Fred Armisen), who is known to be a provocateur of the art world. This episode was shot at a location in Budapest, Hungary few months ago. As everyone might be aware, IFC with ‘Documentary Now!’ is all set for two Emmy nominations and scoring an excellent second quarter growth. That they are going to have an Oscar-winning actress in an episode is only going to increase their popularity even more!