Cate Blanchett and Kevin Kline to lead Alfonso Cuarón’s Apple series
Apple has commissioned a thriller series that comes from Alfonso Cuarón starring Cate Blanchett and Kevin Kline, Variety has learned.
The show is called “Disclaimer” and is based on the novel of the same name by Renee Knight. Blanchett stars as Catherine Ravenscroft, a successful and respected television documentary journalist whose work has been built on exposing the hidden transgressions of long-respected institutions. When an intriguing novel written by a widower (Kline) appears on her nightstand, she is horrified to realize that she is a key character in a story that she had long hoped to be buried in the past.
Cuarón is writing the adaptation and will also direct and produce under his Esperanto Filmoj banner with Gabriela Rodriguez. Blanchett will be the executive producer in addition to the star. David Levine, Dawn Olmstead and Steve Golin of Anonymous Content are also executive producers. Oscar winner Emmanuel Lubezki will serve as cinematographer alongside Oscar nominee Bruno Delbonnel.
Cuarón’s most recent feature film was the critically acclaimed film “Roma,” on which he was screenwriter, director, producer, editor and cinematographer. The film won three Oscars: best foreign language film and best director and cinematography for Cuarón. He has been nominated for six Oscars throughout his career, winning three – his two for “Roma” and Best Director for “Gravity,” which he also co-wrote and produced. Cuarón is currently the subject of a global agreement with Apple, “Disclaimer” being the first project ordered in series under the agreement.
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“Disclaimer” will mark the first regular live television role of Kline’s career. He is known for his work in film and on stage, having won an Oscar for “A Fish Called Wanda”. Her other movie roles include “Sophie’s Choice”, “The Big Chill”, “In and Out”, “Silverado” and “Cry Freedom”. On television, he has provided the voice of Mr. Fischoeder in the hit animated series “Bob’s Burgers” since the start of the series, earning him a 2017 Emmy nomination for Best Voiceover.
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Blanchett recently starred in the FX limited series “Mrs. America,” for which she landed an Emmy nomination for Best Actress in a Limited Series in 2020. She is a six-time Oscar nominee, winning two awards for her work in “Blue Jasmine” and “The Aviator.” She has also starred in films such as “Notes on a Scandal,” “Elizabeth” and “Elizabeth: The Golden Age,” “Carol” and “The Lord of the Rings” .
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