Rooney Mara Replaces Mia Wasikowska in Carol

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Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) has replaced Mia Wasikowska in director Todd Haynes’ drama Carol, reports ScreenDaily. Mara will star opposite Cate Blanchett in the film, which is scheduled to start shooting in the spring of 2014.

The Weinstein Company release is an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 novella “The Price of Salt,” which tells the story of a lesbian romance in the ’50s written by Highsmith under the pseudonym Claire Morgan. The rather unprecedented homosexual love story–for the time in which it was written–follows the relationship between two very different women in 1950s New York, a 20-year-old girl working at a department store and a rich wife trapped in a bad marriage trying to break free.

The film is produced by Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley from Number 9 Films. It is co-developed and co-financed by Film4. Christine Vachon’s Killer Films will co-produce.

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