Blanchett, Wasikowska Are “Turning”

Australian actors Cate Blanchett, Mia Wasikowska and David Wenham will all make their directorial debuts shooting segments for the upcoming anthology feature “The Turning” which Robert Connolly is producing says The Hollywood Reporter.

Based on author Tim Winton’s short story collection of the same name, the trio will join fourteen other directors on the project with each creating a chapter out of Winton’s work. The ensemble piece explores the extraordinary turning points in seemingly disparate but connected people’s lives, each chapter is self contained though characters and elements overlap.

Also set to direct segments are Benedict Andrews, Jonathan auf der Heide, Tony Ayres, Shaun Gladwell, Rhys Graham, Justin Kurzel Ian Meadows, Yaron Lifschitz, Claire McCarthy, Ashlee Page and Stephen Page.