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Carrie Brownstein joins Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in lesbian drama

Carrie Brownstein is set to make her film debut alongside Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in the upcoming Carol. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brownstein will portray Genevieve, a woman who “has an encounter” with Mara’s character, Therese. Blanchett and Mara play two women who begin an affair after Blanchett’s marriage leaves her unhappy. Brownstein is the latest addition to the cast, which also includes Kyle Chandler as Blanchett’s husband, as well as Sarah Paulson. Based on Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 romance novel The Price Of SaltCarol will take place in 1950s New York and be directed by Todd Haynes. Filming is set to begin later this month. 

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