Cate Blanchett to play Lady Mountbatten in 'Indian Summer'

Los Angeles : Oscar winner Cate Blanchett will play Lady Edwina Mountbatten in upcoming Hollywood movie “Indian Summer” which will focus on the last days of British rule in India.

To be released in 2011, this Universal Pictures drama will be directed by Joe Wright and written by Oscar nominated William Nicholson, and will show Britain’s Lord Mountbatten handing over the power during the summer of 1947 to Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister, said a press release.

Based on Alex von Tunzelmann’s book “Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire”, the film will reportedly follow the important events during India’s Independence.

The film willl go on floors early next year.

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