Incredibly, it’s been fifteen years since Todd Field’s last film, Little Children. And in that time, he’s been attached to many things that just haven’t gotten off the ground. So it’s a little tough to get excited about the latest report from Deadline, which says Field will direct Cate Blanchett in a film he wrote titled TAR.
Details on TAR are scarce, other than it’s set up at Focus Features and will be set in Berlin with production set for September. This will be the first time Field and Blanchett have worked together, but it bodes well for her considering the acting awards nominations that have come out of his two previous films. In the Bedroom garnered recognition for Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek, and Marisa Tomei, while Little Children earned acclaim for Kate Winslet and Jackie Earle Haley.
Again, we’ve seen this before from Field. The list of unrealized projects from him is extensive, like his forever-delayed The Creed of Violence with Daniel Craig, or his narrative version of Sundance doc Battered Bastards of Baseball, or his film on P.O.W. Bowe Bergdahl, or an adaptation of Beautiful Ruins with a litany of actresses attached including Imogen Poots.
On the plus side, TAR does have a start date so maybe this one will actually happen.