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Australian actress Cate Blanchett is in negotiations to co-star opposite Kevin Spacey in 'The Shipping News,' based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Annie Proulx. Blanchett is seen arriving at the Odeon Leicester Square for the Orange British Film Awards in London April 9, 2000.
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Cate Blanchett’s (Galadriel) next film project will be The Shipping News, co-starring Keven Spacey.


Blanchett Will Join Spacey in 'Shipping News'
by Cathy Dunkley and Charles Lyons

HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - Cate Blanchett is in negotiations to co-star opposite Kevin Spacey in ``The Shipping News'' for director Lasse Hallstrom (''Chocolat'').

Based on the 1994 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Annie Proulx, the Miramax project centers on a man (Spacey) who tries to piece his life together after a marriage to a woman who has run off with his two daughters and sold them into prostitution.

Blanchett will play the role of Spacey's ex-wife, Petal Bear. Shooting is scheduled to start prior to potential writers' and actors' strikes this summer.

Blanchett is currently in theaters with ``The Gift'' a southern ensemble thriller co-starring Keanu Reeves, Giovanni Ribisi and Katie Holmes. She wrapped production on New Line's ''Lord of the Rings'' late last year. She is attached to star in Warner Bros.' upcoming ``Charlotte Gray.''

Her other recent credits include ``Elizabeth,'' ``An Ideal Husband'' ``Pushing Tin'' and ``The Talented Mr. Ripley''


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