Cate Blanchett
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Cate Blanchett
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Oscar winner and stage veteran Cate Blanchett will be one of the directors of the new Australian film, The Turning, based on Tim Winton's novel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The other helmers, each of whom will take one chapter of the book, will include actors Mia Wasikowska and David Wenham, along with Benedict Andrews, Jonathan auf der Heide, Tony Ayres, Shaun Gladwell, Rhys Graham, Justin Kurzel, Ian Meadows, Yaron Lifschitz, Claire McCarthy, Ashlee Page, and Stephen Page.

Blanchett will be seen on the London stage in April in Gross und Klein and will return to New York in July to reprise her role as Yelena in the Sydney Theatre Company's production of Uncle Vanya as part of the 2012 Lincoln Center Festival.

Her other stage credits include Hedda Gabler and A Streetcar Named Desire. She won the Oscar for The Aviator and received nominations for Elizabeth, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Notes on a Scandal, and I'm Not There.