Cate Blanchett, Mia Wasikowska and HanWay Films have boarded Number 9 Films’ version of Patricia Highsmith’s The Price of Salt.

Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska have joined Number 9 Films’ Carol.

John Crowley directs Phyllis Nagy’s adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel The Price of Salt. HanWay are handling sales.

Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley from Number 9 Films produce the project, co-developed and co-financed by Film4. Filming starts February 2013 in London and New York.

Carol follows the burgeoning relationship between two very different women in 1950s New York. One, a girl in her twenties works in a department store and dreams of a more fulfilling life, and the other is a wife trapped in a loveless, moneyed marriage.

Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley at Number 9 Films commented: “We are thrilled to be working with Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska, two of the most talented actors working today, in this striking adaptation of one of the twentieth century’s most iconic writers, Patricia Highsmith.
To be re-united with highly talented individuals, director John Crowley and writer Phylis Nagy is a testament to the quality of the project. We
are delighted to have such a gifted team on board.”

Tessa Ross at Film4 commented: ”Carol is a beautiful and heart-breaking story and it’s a testament to the talents of Phyllis and John that we’ve
attracted actresses of Cate and Mia’s calibre to star at the heart of it. We are delighted to be working with Liz and Stephen at Number 9 to help
put together what promises to be a truly wonderful film.”