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Cate Blanchett to Make Directorial Debut With Psychological Thriller ‘The Dinner’

Oren Moverman will adapt Herman Koch’s bestselling 2009 novel for producer Cotty Chubb

Cate Blanchett plans to make her directorial debut with the psychological thriller “The Dinner,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.

Oren Moverman (“The Messenger”) will adapt Herman Koch’s bestselling 2009 novel, which concerns the lengths some parents will go to protect their children.

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Cotty Chubb will produce under his ChubbCo banner, while Eva Maria Daniels and Olga Segura will executive produce.

Blanchett has not yet decided if she’ll star in the film, according to an individual with knowledge of the director’s plans for the adaptation.

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Blanchett is expected to be a frequent presence on the awards circuit this season thanks to her performance in Woody Allen‘s “Blue Jasmine.”

Blanchett, who won an Oscar for “The Aviator,” is repped by CAA and RGM, while Moverman is repped by WME and NY Office.