Update: Bleecker Street has acquired Rumours, which also stars Alicia Vikander, Roy Dupuis, Charles Dance, Denis Ménochet, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Rolando Ravello, Takehiro Hira, and Zlatko Burić, and are planning a 2024 theatrical release. Here’s the synopsis: “Rumours follows the seven leaders of the world’s wealthiest liberal democracies at the annual G7 summit after they become lost in the woods and face increasing peril while attempting to draft a provisional statement regarding a global crisis.”

Here’s another for the “Cate Blanchett, Cinephile” drawer. Appropriately titled fanpage Cate Blanchett Fan have pieced together enough details to deduce she’ll soon star in Rumours, the newest film from Guy Maddin, Evan Johson, and Galen Johnson that’s expected to roll cameras this month in Hungary. Details outside “it’s a comedy”––which in Maddin’s case is almost always anticipated––have yet to surface, and lest you fear Blanchett’s both an international megastar and strike-breaker, kindly note the project has been granted SAG-AFTRA Interim Agreement allowing independent productions lacking direct ties to the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers to proceed.

Makeup stylist and many-times-over Blanchett collaborator Morag Ross alluded to the news via Instagram, while her reps at Milton Agency have posted a CV update that reflects the project’s existence. With production imminent, we expect more to come shortly; in the meantime we suggest reading our recent interview with Maddin, and watching her Criterion Closet video with Todd Field where (around 1:46) she explodes with enthusiasm over My Winnipeg.

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