Linklater, Blanchett Team On “Bernadette”

Cate Blanchett is in negotiations to star in Richard Linklater’s “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” for Annapurna Pictures and Color Force.

An adaptation of Maria Semple’s best-selling 2012 novel, the story deals with the title character – an agoraphobic architect and mother named Bernadette Branch – who goes missing prior to a family trip to Antarctica.

The book is narrated by her 15-year-old daughter Bee Branch and the story is conveyed via emails, letters, FBI documents, correspondence with a psychiatrist, and a bill for an emergency room visit.

Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (“The Fault in Our Stars”) penned the adaptation while Megan Ellison, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson are producing.

Source: THR