The last several months have been wildly up and down for David Mamet. The
Mamet received mixed notices for his HBO movie "Phil Spector" last month, but the writer-director has apparently already moved on, casting his next big project.
The story involves a hidden conspiracy involving the
"Blackbird" is reportedly being financed by French producer Said Ben Said. He has worked with another prominent playwright, Yasmina Reza, in adapting two of her plays for the big screen.
This won't be the first time Blanchett has appeared in a work written by Mamet. The actress starred in a production of "Oleanna" opposite Geoffrey Rush at the Sydney Theatre Co. in 1993. Blanchett recently served as co-artistic director of the company with her husband, Andrew Upton.
Blanchett stepped down as artistic director at the end of last year, while Upton remains the company's leader. The Oscar-winning actress is set to appear opposite French actress Isabelle Huppert in Jean Genet's "The Maids" next month at the Sydney Theatre Co.