Hot off of its Venice Film Festival premiere, a concept album for Cate Blanchett’s “Tár” is set to be released on Oct. 21. The film bowed to rave reviews and a six-minute standing ovation.The Focus Features film, releasing Oct. 7, stars Blanchett as the fictional Lydia Tár, a globally renowned, gay and sometimes tyrannical conductor of a German orchestra, who finds herself in the crosshairs of a perilous #MeToo scandal. The film is director Todd Field's first movie in 16...
Two-time Oscar winner Blanchett can play everything from a supervillain (“Thor: Ragnarok”) to a crook (“Ocean’s Eight”) to an actual snake (“Mowgli”). But as the #MeToo movement took hold, she stepped into the role of advocate as well, speaking frankly in interviews and in an impassioned speech at the 2018 Cannes Festival, where she helped lead a Women’s March even as she served as jury president. Her film work, meanwhile, continues unabated, with roles in the creaky fantasy adaptation “The House with a Clock in Its Walls” and as the anxious title character in Richard Linklater’s starry adaptation “Where’d You Go, Bernadette.” On the horizon: She’ll play Lucille Ball in Aaron Sorkin’s “Lucy and Desi,” which is in development with Amazon. She was named a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador in 2016.