Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blachett has inked a first-look feature film production deal for her Dirty Films production company with New Republic Pictures, headed by Brian Oliver and Bradley Fischer. Oliver, who received a Best Picture Academy Award nod in 2011 for Black Swan, formed New Republic in 2017. The company was big in the mix in this year’s Oscars, having backed the films 1917 and Rocketman last year.
Blanchett and Fischer previously worked together on The House With a Clock in its Walls and Truth.
Dirty Films, founded by Blanchett and Andrew Upton, recently executive produced the acclaimed period miniseries Mrs. America for FX on Hulu. In the show, Blanchett starred as the late conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly.
The shingle also co-created and executive produced the limited series Stateless, which released on Netflix in July. Four strangers — a woman on the run, a brave refugee, a driven bureaucrat and a struggling dad — intersect at an Australian desert immigration detention center in Stateless, which stars Blanchett, Yvonne Strahovski, Jai Courtney and Fayssal Bazzi.