Cate Blanchett in Talks to Star in Richard Linklater’s Seattle Satire Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

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Cate Blanchett, an actress you immediately associate with lighthearted comedy and not devastating dramatic performances that cut to the core of your being, is in talks to star in Richard Linklater's adaptation of Maria Semple's best-selling satirical novel Where'd You Go, Bernadette?, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The book focuses on an agoraphobic Seattle architect and mother who goes missing before a family trip to Antarctica. Fault in Our Stars and (500) Days of Summer writers Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber adapted the novel, which means that we as a people are one step closer to making a Zooey Deschanel–Cate Blanchett buddy comedy happen.