If there’s one factor all of us realized from 22 Leap Road, it’s that, wherever doable, you must get Cate Blanchett with the price range. And that’s precisely what Australian filmmaker Warwick Thornton has performed for his upcoming drama The New Boy – casting Blanchett in a serious position being broadly described as a ‘renegade nun’. If that phrase brings to thoughts Phoenix Buchanan’s nun costume from Paddington 2 or the demonic Valak of the Conjuring universe, you is likely to be considering a little bit too renegade – however the web will certainly be ablaze on the concept of Blanchett donning a wimple.
In addition to starring within the movie, Blanchett’s Soiled Movies manufacturing firm is on board to co-produce the movie (together with Kath Shelper’s Scarlett Footage). It’ll be set in Nineteen Forties Australia, telling the story of a 9-year-old Aboriginal orphan who arrives at a monastery in the course of the evening and is taken in by Blanchett’s (prepare for it) ‘renegade nun’. “What a pleasure to lastly be collaborating with Warwick — a filmmaker whose heat, wit and humanity we’ve admired for thus very lengthy,” Blanchett stated. “We will’t wait to be on the bottom with him and the fantastic Kath Shelper to grasp this startling story.” Thornton, beforehand behind the Sam Neill-starring Candy Nation, cites the movie as one which’s lengthy lived in his thoughts. “The thought for the story of this little boy has been flickering in my creativeness for a very long time,” stated Thornton. “Kath and I are past excited to be working with Cate and the Soiled Movies mob to place him up on the large display the place he belongs.”
Earlier than we catch her in full-on nun mode, Blanchett will probably be seen as Lillith in Eli Roth’s Borderlands film, and may at present be seen (on completely unbelievable kind) in Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley, in common and black-and-white screenings.