Blanchett in screen adaptation of novel
Australian actor Cate Blanchett (left) is in talks to star in the big screen adaptation of Maria Semple’s 2002 best-selling novel Where’d You Go, Bernadette? The movie will be directed by Boyhood helmer Richard Linklater. The novel has been adapted by Fault in our stars writers Scott Neustadter and Michael H Weber. It centres on an agoraphobic architect and mother named Bernadette Branch who goes missing prior to a family trip to Antarctica. The book is narrated by her 15-year-old daughter Bee Branch. The novel unfolds in its own quirky way — via emails, letters, FBI documents, correspondence with a psychiatrist and a bill for an emergency room visit involving the titular character. Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson are producing alongside Megan Ellison.