Cate Blanchett is set to star in the thriller Blackbird, reports have suggested.
The Lord Of The Rings actress is said to be attached to a lead role in David Mamet's "Hitchcockian nail-biter", which is set in the present day but touches on the assassination of John F Kennedy, reported Variety.
The film, which David also wrote, will focus on a woman who travels to Los Angeles for her grandfather's funeral. She soon unveils his hidden secrets, which "force her to discover the truth about a man who dedicated his life to making illusion reality".
Cate, who reprised her role as Galadriel in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, has upcoming roles in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, George Clooney's WWII drama Monuments Men and Terrence Malick's as-yet-untitled film.
She is also poised to play the evil stepmother in Disney's remake of Cinderella alongside Downton Abbey actress Lily James as the princess, which Kenneth Branagh is directing.