Cate Blanchett maakt debuut als regisseur

Cate Blanchett gaat haar debuut maken als regisseur met de filmadaptatie van Herman Koch‘s boek The Dinner. Oren Moverman (The Messenger, Rampart) zal het scenario schrijven. Dit is de officiële beschrijving van het boek:

“It’s a summer’s evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the polite scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse — the banality of work, the triviality of the holidays. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened.

Each couple has a fifteen-year-old son. The two boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act; an act that has triggered a police investigation and shattered the comfortable, insulated worlds of their families. As the dinner reaches its culinary climax, the conversation finally touches on their children. As civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple show just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love.”

Caldecot Chubb gaat de film produceren via zijn bedrijf ChubbCo met Eva Maria Daniels en Olga Segura als uitvoerend producenten. Het is nog niet bekend of Blanchett tevens gaat spelen in de film. Het boek werd in 2009 gepubliceerd en is beschikbaar in 12 talen.