The HR exclusive tells us that the brilliant Carrie Brownstein from Portlandia (tell me you’ve seen it) has just been added to the cast of Todd Haynes’ drama Carol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. You may remember Ms. Mara gave Ms. Blanchett her award in Santa Barbara.
Where Todd Haynes goes I will follow. He is perhaps among the most underrated American treasures in cinema today. He’s far too humble, perhaps that’s been his problem all of this time. He’s always been ahead of his time. Safe was ahead of its time. I’m Not There, Far From Heaven, etc. Any of those films, if released today, would make a far bigger splash vis a vis the giant crap Hollywood’s been taking lately. So it is with eager anticipation that we await Carol.
Meanwhile, Cincinnati.com has pics from the Carol set: