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Carrie Brownstein to make film debut with Carol, starring alongside Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara

on April 09, 2014, 4:50pm

Musician and Portlandia star Carrie Brownstein will make her big screen debut with Carol, an upcoming film a Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, and Sarah Paulson.

An adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s The Price of Salt, the Todd Haynes-directed movie follows the romantic relationship of two lesbians living in New York City during the 1950s. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mara plays Therese, a department store employee who becomes infatuated with another woman, portrayed by Blanchett. Brownstein has been cast as Genevieve Cantrell, a woman who “has an encounter” with Therese.

(Read: Five Reasons Why We Love Carrie Brownstein)

Carol is set to begin shooting next month. In related news, Portlandia season four is underway and off to a great start. Case in point: