Cate Blanchett to Make Directorial Debut With 'The Dinner'

Cate Blanchett Headshot - P 2013
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The "Blue Jasmine" actress is attached to helm the dark thriller based on Herman Koch's best-selling European novel.

Cate Blanchett will step behind the camera for her directorial debut with the film adaptation of Herman Koch’s novel The Dinner, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The Blue Jasmine actress is attached to helm the dark thriller, which is being produced by Cotty Chubb through his ChubbCo shingle. Executive producers are Eva Maria Daniels and Olga Segura.

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Koch's novel is a dark tale about two families who are struggling to make a tough decision regarding their teenage sons -- with the whole story unfolding over one dinner. The book became a best-seller in Europe after being published in Holland in 2009.

Oren Moverman (Rampart, The Messenger) is adapting the script. He's repped by WME and New York Office.

Blanchett, who has received critical acclaim and awards buzz for her latest work as a troubled New York socialite in the Woody Allen-directed film Blue Jasmine, is repped by CAA and RGM Artists.