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Cate Blanchett Signs For Two New Projects

Don't Look Up, it's the Armageddon Times.
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Cate Blanchett

Cate ‘I’m a right busy bee, me’ Blanchett as she’s known to absolutely no one is ensuring that she’s keeping herself occupied outside crocheting and zoom quizzes like the rest of us. Coming in from Variety, the word is she’s put her name down for two very interesting productions, in the hopefully not-too-distant future.

Having only recently been rumoured to be in talks for the role of Lilith in the live-action Borderlands film being handled by Eli Roth, she’s also set to be collaborating with The Big Short and Vice director, Adam McKay, as well as Ad Astra‘s James Gray. The first from McKay, is a Netflix number by the name of Don’t Look Up starring Jennifer Lawrence, which will see the director possibly return to his comedic roots with a disaster comedy. The story sees two astronomers on a media tour trying to warn everyone that an asteroid is set to be making a collision with earth, so looking up would be the best thing to do, surely? There’s currently no confirmation on what part Blanchett will have.

As for Gray’s next gig, that goes by the name of Armageddon Times and while the name might suggest it could be in line with McKay’s film, it’ll actually focus on the headmaster of Kew-Forest School (where Gray actually studied, don’tcha know?) during the 1980s in Queens, New York. No asteroids, promise. Currently there’s also no mention of what Blanchett will play in the scheme of things over there either.

Both sound interesting stories to be getting pulled in to and will of course be elevated with added Blanchett. Keep an eye out for both.