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David Mamet will direct Cate Blanchett in the JFK conspiracy thriller Blackbird

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When you think of Kennedy conspiracy theories and movie directors, you usually think of Oliver Stone. But, another talented filmmaker is helming a JFK project that will attempt to put a new spin on the decades old assassination. David Mamet will direct BLACKBIRD and has nabbed Cate Blanchett to star.

Variety reports that BLACKBIRD will be produced by SBS Productions, the French based group behind Roman Polanski's CARNAGE, David Cronenberg's upcoming MAPS TO THE STARS, and Brian De Palma's PASSION. BLACKBIRD is described as being a Hitchcockian thriller and the synopsis certainly sounds like something Hitch would have made:

Blanchett plays Janet, who travels to Los Angeles for the funeral of her grandfather, a Hollywood visual effects artist who moonlighted for U.S. special ops agencies. Her grandfather’s well-kept secrets become a threat to her, forcing Janet to discover the truth about a man who dedicated his life to making illusion reality.

Cate Blanchett is one of my favorite actresses and David Mamet is at his best when he is making movies like this. THE SPANISH PRISONER remains one of my all time favorite movies that no one has ever heard of. If Mamet can make this anything like that, we will be in for a cinematic treat.

Extra Tidbit: Anyone else with me on Cate Blanchett's hotness?
Source: Variety

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11:29PM on 05/15/2013
Gotta love a good conspiracy thriller! Conspiracy Theory with Mel Gibson left me cold, it just really never went anywhere and was tonally very flimsy. Mamet at the helm certainly sounds like a good thing, and Blanchett is an undeniably talented actress.
Gotta love a good conspiracy thriller! Conspiracy Theory with Mel Gibson left me cold, it just really never went anywhere and was tonally very flimsy. Mamet at the helm certainly sounds like a good thing, and Blanchett is an undeniably talented actress.
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9:35PM on 05/15/2013
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9:15PM on 05/15/2013
I cannot deny that Extra Tidbit. IMO, Indy 4 was her at her hottest point!
I cannot deny that Extra Tidbit. IMO, Indy 4 was her at her hottest point!
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9:02PM on 05/15/2013

ET...

Her voice let alone everything else about her is intoxicating to me.
Her voice let alone everything else about her is intoxicating to me.
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11:12AM on 05/16/2013
That accent plus her alluring look made me melt.
That accent plus her alluring look made me melt.
7:39PM on 05/15/2013

Mamet is Back!

I love David Mamet! I've missed him in theaters. I didn't really care for Red-Belt (it was ok but not his best work) so I have been jonesing since Spartan for Mamet to get back to his twisty-plotted crime thrillers. He had a great run between 1999 and 2004 with films like The Spanish Prisoner, Heist and Spartan. Hope this one is as good as if not better than those films.

P.S. - Cate Blanchett is a hottie.
I love David Mamet! I've missed him in theaters. I didn't really care for Red-Belt (it was ok but not his best work) so I have been jonesing since Spartan for Mamet to get back to his twisty-plotted crime thrillers. He had a great run between 1999 and 2004 with films like The Spanish Prisoner, Heist and Spartan. Hope this one is as good as if not better than those films.

P.S. - Cate Blanchett is a hottie.
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7:35PM on 05/15/2013
ET: legs, eyes, cheekbones. Yup.
ET: legs, eyes, cheekbones. Yup.
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6:54PM on 05/15/2013

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Cate Blanchett is the ultimate hottie. If you ain't down with that we got two words for ya!
Cate Blanchett is the ultimate hottie. If you ain't down with that we got two words for ya!
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