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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #11. Todd Haynes’ Carol


Director: Todd Haynes
Writer: Phyllis Nagy
Producers: Elizabeth Karlsen, Tessa Ross, Christine Vachon, Stephen Woolley
U.S. Distributor: The Weinstein Co.
Cast: Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchet, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler

If there is one time period that Todd Haynes owns…it’s in the neighborhood of the America 1950s. Far From Heaven and Mildred Pierce account for this. This Oscar-pegged foursome of Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchet, Sarah Paulson and Kyle Chandler should make Julianne Moore jealous.

Gist: Based on Patricia Highsmith’s “The Price of Salt”, this chronicles the burgeoning and tempestuous relationship between two very different women in 1950s NYC. Mara will play a 20-something clerk working in a department store and dreaming of a better life who falls for an older, married woman (Blanchett) who is essentially a trapped wife in a dead marriage who’s desperate to leave but also fears losing her daughter if she does. Chandler plays Harge, the Blanchett character’s jealous husband.

Release Date: Mid-march filming is scheduled, meaning an end of year showing is possible. Depends on the Weinstein strategy.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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