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Carrie Brownstein Cast in Todd Haynes’s Carol

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 27:  Carrie Brownstein attends the Film Independent at LACMA Screening + Q&A of "Portlandia"  at Bing Theatre At LACMA on March 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)

She'll play Genevieve Cranell, a woman who hits on Rooney Mara's character, Therese. Reminder: Carol is an adaptation of the 1952 Patricia Highsmith novel The Price of Salt, about a romance between two women (Mara and Cate Blanchett). Anyway, take note: Carrie Brownstein is getting serious about this acting stuff.

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