Kyle's Career Filmstrip: TV Series and Movies

Jan 31, 2014

Kyle Chandler joining Todd Haynes' "Carol" with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara

Well, it sounds like Kyle Chandler will finally get out from behind a desk job, as Deadline reports the “Friday Night Lights” alum has joined Todd Haynes’ 1950s romantic thriller “Carol” opposite Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, and there’s no FBI case to investigate in sight.

Instead, Chandler will play jealous husband to Blanchett’s titular Carol. He has good reason to be be jealous, as the film will chronicle the love affair that blooms between the wealthy and sophisticated Carol and Mara’s lonely department store shop girl. Carol wants out of her marriage, but is scared to lose her daughter if she does. It’s based on Patricia Highsmith’s thriller novel “The Price of Salt.” Sarah Paulson was also recently cast to play Carol’s ex-lover, and filming is set to begin in March.

Chandler, who sternly played by the books in a slew of recent films like “Argo,” “Zero Dark Thirty” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” did show his range brilliantly playing Miles Teller’s negligent, alcoholic father in “The Spectacular Now.” He’s transitioned successfully between film and TV after winning an Emmy for “Friday Night Lights,” and while Showtime pilot “The Vatican” didn’t get picked up, he recently signed on to star in a new Netflix series from the creators of “Damages.”

1 comment:

  1. Woo Hoo! Opposite Cate Blanchett sounds might fine to us!!