The curveball, however, comes with one of the film’s stars, Cate Blanchett. Blanchett has been a household name for many years, thanks to her diverse theatre and film career. She has earned critical and international acclaim working with people such as Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Joe Wright, Alejandro González Iñárritu, and Steven Spielberg, and has brought home three BAFTAawards, three Golden Globes, and two Academy Awards. So, what is she doing teaming up with Eli Roth? Did she lose a bet?
During the “Thor: Ragnarok” panel at San Diego Comic-Con in 2017, Blanchett revealed that it was because of inspiration from her kids that she portrayed the villain Hela in the Marvel film. Could her involvement in ‘The House With A Clock In Its Walls,’ also be due to influence by her kids? It worked for ‘Ragnarok,’ but that was with the support of producer-extraordinaire Kevin Feige and director Taika Waititi. Obviously, Roth hasn’t quite reached the heights of those creators.
Whatever her motivations are, Blanchett and Roth are an unlikely duo.
The script is penned by Eric Kripke, who is best known for the television series ‘Supernatural,’ and starring alongside Blanchett will be Jack Black, Kyle MacLachlan, Owen Vaccaro and Colleen Camp. The film will be released on September 21.