Cate Blanchett Joins Mamet’s “Blackbird”

Cate Blanchett will star in David Mamet’s contemporary Hitchcock-esque thriller “Blackbird” at SBS Productions.

Blanchett plays Janet, a woman who travels to Los Angeles for the funeral of her grandfather, a Hollywood visual effects artist who moonlighted for U.S. special ops agencies.

Her grandfather’s well-kept secrets become a threat to her, forcing Janet to discover the truth about him – a truth that includes a secret explanation for the assassination of JFK in 1963.

Shooting will take place in Sydney and is part financed by Australian tax breaks.

Source: Variety