After her Oscar-nominated performance in Notes on a Scandal, Cate Blanchett will again play the object of a creepy, blackmailing lesbian obsession, this time in an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's marvelous novel The Price of Salt [Kindle] aka Carol. Previously, the deranged dyke was the much older Judi Dench; this time, it's the pixieish Mia Wasikowska. She plays a 1950s Bloomingdales shopgirl, Therese Belivet, who becomes fixated on a rich, elegant, bored, married mother, Carol Aird. Filming begins in London and New York next February, under the direction of John Crowley who made the crime comedy Intermission and the disturbing Boy A in which Spider-Man plays a rehabilitated teen who killed a toddler when he was a child. The screenplay is by Phyllis Nagy whose one credit is writing and directing another movie about a frustrated woman with love trouble, Mrs. Harris.