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Watch the first trailer for Todd Haynes’ ‘Carol’

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It’s extremely hard to believe that it’s been eight years since Todd Haynes’ last film I’m Not There was released, which boasted stellar performances from Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Christian Bale, Richard Gere, and many others. But now Haynes is back with a new film, Carol, that has already gained attention this year at the Cannes Film Festival, and today has received its first trailer. Revolving around Carol (Cate Blanchett) and Therese (Rooney Mara) who go from friends to lovers, the film also stars Kyle Chandler, Jake Lacy, and Sarah Paulson. Here’s the synopsis:

Set in 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.

Based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith (who has also penned the novel versions of The Talented Mr. Ripley and The Two Faces of January) and adapted for the screen by Phyllis Nagy, Carol looks to contain great performances from Blanchett and Mara, who won Best Actress for the film at Cannes. While this UK trailer doesn’t reveal too much dialogue, the shots alone are captivating enough to make you add this to your Must Watch List for fall movies.

Carol hits US theaters November 20. Check out the trailer below.


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