Cate Blanchett set for the comedy Where’d You Go Bernadette?

Richard Linklater is directing the adaptation of Maria Semple’s best-selling novel.

Cate Blanchett is in negotiations to star in Where’d You Go, Bernadette? for Annapurna Pictures,The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Color Force’s Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson (The Hunger Games) are producing alongside Annapurna’s Megan Ellison.

The film is based on Maria Semple’s 2012 best-seller that unfolds in its own quirky way — via emails, letters, FBI documents, correspondence with a psychiatrist and a bill for an emergency room visit involving the titular character.

Semple’s novel, which was adapted for Annapurna by Fault in Our Stars writers Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, centers on an agoraphobic architect and mother named Bernadette Branch who goes missing prior to a family trip to Antarctica. The book is narrated by her 15-year-old daughter Bee Branch.

Blanchett is currently on screens with Truth, in which she portrays 60 Minutes producer Mary Mapes in the story of Dan Rather’s fall from grace. Earlier this year she starred as the wicked stepmother in Disney’s live-action Cinderella.

She is repped by CAA.

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