'Carol' starring Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara filming in Cincinnati

Published: Dec. 16, 2013 at 1:45 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 16, 2013 at 3:13 PM EST
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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A major motion picture starring Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett and Oscar-nominee Rooney Mara will be filmed in the Greater Cincinnati area this spring.

"Carol," directed by Todd Haynes and produced by industry veterans, Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley, is set in 1950s New York. The film is a love story about pursuit, betrayal and passion that follows the relationship between a department-store clerk and an older, married woman.

The screenplay by Phyllis Nagy was adapted from the novel "The Price of Salt" by Patricia Highsmith.

Blanchett is an Australian actress known for several big films, including "Elizabeth," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and "The Aviator." She's won two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two BAFTAs and an Academy Award.

Mara made her acting debut in 2005. She's been in "A Nightmare on Elm Street," "The Social Network," and starred as Lisbeth Salander in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."

The Greater Cincinnati Film Commission said production for the film will create hundreds of jobs and have a significant economic impact in our area.

Production offices open Jan. 1, 2014 and remain open likely until the end of May. In preparation, the film commission is scouting locations, introducing local crew and resources, and helping to identify everything "Cincinnati" for the movie.

Governor John Kasich signed legislation in 2012 that increased the tax incentive Ohio offers for film projects produced in the state for the next two years from $10 million a year to $20 million a year. According to the film commission, the tax incentive returns $1.20 into the Ohio economy for every $1 invested.

Those interested in applying to be an extra should send a headshot and email to If you are interested in crew employment, and are qualified, send resume to:

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Read more information about 'Carol' on IMDb.

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