Cate to Direct TV Series ‘Stateless’

What a great news! Cate is going to direct at the first time! (if not including the theater)

Cate Blanchett is to develop and direct an Australian TV series, “Stateless.”

The series centers on “the tragic and true story of Cornelia Rau, which made headlines in 2004.” The young German/Australian woman escaped a frightening cult only to be trapped in a bizarre labyrinth of psychiatric and legal systems, landing her in the notorious Baxter Immigration Detention Centre.

“’Stateless’ will be Cate Blanchett’s first venture into high-end TV,” said Screen Australia , the federal Australian funding agency that announced that it will providing development finance. Matchbox Pictures is the production company.

It is unclear if Blanchett intends to also appear as an actress in “Stateless.”

Blanchett last year announced that she is also planning to direct “The Dinner,” a feature film from a script by Oren Moverman.



One response to “Cate to Direct TV Series ‘Stateless’

  1. Great news! I guess she might not leave the country this year then, if she plans to do this. I can’t wait for her directorial debut. It’s good she is starting off with the tv series before doing the film.

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