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Cate Blanchett Making Movie Directing Debut With ‘The Dinner’

Moverman adapting from Koch's novel

Cate Blanchett will make her film directorial debut on indie thriller “The Dinner,” based on Herman Koch’s novel that was a bestseller in Europe.

Cotty Chubb will produce “The Dinner” via his ChubbCo shingle. Eva Maria Daniels and Olga Segura will exec produce.

Oren Moverman is adapting the script from the chilling novel that was published in 2009 in Holland and in February in the U.S. Set at a dinner in Amsterdam, the story revolves around two brothers, one running for prime minister of the Netherlands, who must deal with one of their teenage sons who has committed an unspeakable crime.

Blanchett’s performance in Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine” has made her a significant candidate in this year’s awards discussions. She has been co-artistic director of the Sydney Theater Company.

News of Blanchett’s attachment to “The Dinner” was first reported by Deadline.com.

Blanchett is repped by CAA and RGM, while Moverman is repped by WME and NY Office.

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