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Patricia Highsmith's story of sexual obsession is a major motion picture release for fall 2015. In Carol, two women from different backgrounds--one a department store clerk who dreams of a better life, one who is wealthy and married -- strike up a love affair with each other in 1950s New York. Cate Blanchett, star of such films as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, plays the titular housewife, Carol, while Rooney Mara of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is Therese, who immediately falls for the striking older woman. With a story based on Highsmith's 1952 novel -- originally titled The Price of Salt, which she published under the pseudonym Claire Morgan -- Carol is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Todd Haynes (director of I'm Not There, Far from Heaven, which was nominated for four Oscars, and Velvet Goldmine) and written by Phyllis Nagy (currently writing the screenplay for Kate Atkinson's Case Histories).



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