Cate Blanchett to Direct TV Series ‘Stateless’

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Steven Chee for Variety

Cate Blanchett is to develop and direct an Australian TV series, “Stateless.”

The series centers on “the tragic and true story of Cornelia Rau, which made headlines in 2004.” The young German/Australian woman escaped a frightening cult only to be trapped in a bizarre labyrinth of psychiatric and legal systems, landing her in the notorious Baxter Immigration Detention Centre.

“’Stateless’ will be Cate Blanchett’s first venture into high-end TV,” said Screen Australia , the federal Australian funding agency that announced that it will providing development finance. Matchbox Pictures is the production company.

It is unclear if Blanchett intends to also appear as an actress in “Stateless.”

Blanchett last year announced that she is also planning to direct “The Dinner,” a feature film from a script by Oren Moverman.

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