Is Cate Blanchett on course to get her hands on a second Best Actress Oscar? Well is seems that she could find herself in the running once again for her latest drama Carol.



Carol was met with critical acclaim when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year and now we have a brand new teaser trailer for you to take a look at. It really is promising to be one of the unmissable movies of the autumn.

Blanchett will take on the title role in the film, as she reunites with director Todd Haynes for their second project together. The duo first worked together on I'm Not There and this is the first feature film for Haynes since the Bob Dylan film.

Carol is a movie that is already surrounded in Oscar whispers so don't be surprised to see Blanchett in the awards mix at the end of the year - and she could well be winning more gongs.

The film, which is based on the Patricia Highsmith novel The Price of Salt, sees Blanchett team up with Rooney Mara for the first time. Mara's performance is also whipping up a storm and the pair could well go head to head in the Best Actress category.

Haynes has brought together a terrific cast as Blanchett and Mara are joined by Kyle Chandler, Jake Lacy and Sarah Paulson.

A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet (Mara) is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens.

While Carol breaks free from the confines of marriage, her husband (Chandler) threatens her competence as a mother when Carol's involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby (Paulson) comes to light. As Carol leaves the comfort of home to travel with Therese, an internal journey of self-discovery coincides with her new sense of space.

Earlier this week it was announced that Carol would get its UK premiere with a gala screening at the BFI London Film Festival in October. The movie has joined Suffragette and Steve Jobs on the programme for the prestigious festival.

Carol is released 27th November.

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