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Blanchett, Dench to make ‘Scandal’

Fox Searchlight has set Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett to star in “Notes From a Scandal,” a Patrick Marber-scripted adaptation of the Zoe Heller novel. Blanchett will play Sheba Hart, a free-spirited and charismatic art teacher brought down by scandal when she is arrested for engaging in sexual relations with a 15-year-old student. Dench will play Barbara Covett, a fellow teacher who befriends the younger woman and observes her fall from grace. The book was published under the title “What Was She Thinking?”

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