Sarah Paulson
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Cate Blanchett is set to star

Sarah Paulson has closed a deal to join the Weinstein Co. pic “Carol,” starring Cate Blanchett.

Rooney Mara also stars with Todd Haynes directing.

Film is an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s “The Price of Salt.” Phyllis Nagy adapted the screenplay.

Paulson will play Blanchett’s ex-lover and current confidante.

Paulson was most recently seen in Fox Searchlight’s “12 Years a Slave” and can still be seen on the FX show “American Horror Story: Coven.”

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