Cate Blanchett to direct TV series
Oscar- winning actor Cate Blanchett ( left) is set to direct an Australian TV series, Stateless, which will centre on the tragic and true story of Cornelia Rau who made headlines in 2004. Rau, a German citizen and permanent resident of Australia, had escaped a cult only to be trapped in a bizarre labyrinth of psychiatric and legal systems, landing her in the notorious Baxter Immigration Detention Centre.
Stateless will be Blanchett’s first venture into high- end TV, shared Screen Australia, the federal Australian funding agency that announced that it will be providing development finance. It is unclear if Blanchett intends to act in the film. The Cinderella actor had announced last year that she is also planning to direct another movie, The Dinner.