First Trailer for the Rooney Mara-Cate Blanchett Lesbian Romance ‘Carol’

Todd Haynes Film

Cate Blanchett falls completely head over heels in love with Rooney Mara in a lesbian romance Carol, the big screen adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith novel.

The latest from Todd Haynes (I’m Not There) debuted at Cannes earlier this year (Mara went on to win the best-actress prize), and will now stop by New York Film Festival, and will receive its UK premiere at this year’s London film festival, and will hit U.S. theaters on November 20th.

Check out the first trailer below and expect continued awards-season chatter for this feature.

In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Cate 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 (Kyle Chandler) begins to question her competence as a mother as her involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) come to light.