New Carol Trailer: Cate Blanchett & Rooney Mara are Drawn to Each Other

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The full U.S. Carol trailer featuring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.

The full U.S. Carol trailer featuring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara

The Weinstein Company has revealed the full U.S. trailer for the romantic period drama Carol, from the author of “The Talented Mr. Ripley” and acclaimed director Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven, I’m Not There, “Mildred Pierce”). Check out the Carol trailer, featuring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, below!

Carol 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 named Therese (Mara) and a rich wife named Carol (Blanchett) trapped in a bad marriage trying to break free.

The film co-stars Sarah Paulson (“American Horror Story”), Kyle Chandler (Super 8), Jake Lacy (Obvious Child), Cory Michael Smith (“Gotham”), John Magaro (“Orange is the New Black”) and Carrie Brownstein (“Portlandia”).

Already considered a shoe-in for awards consideration this fall, The Weinstein Company will open Carol in the U.S. in limited release on November 20.