First trailer for Oscar-tipped ‘Carol’ released

Drama will receive its UK premiere at London film festival

A trailer for forthcoming British-American romantic drama Carol has been released. Scroll down to watch.

Set in 1950s New York, Cate Blanchett stars as the title character, a married woman who falls for a department store clerk played by Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo).

The film’s cast also includes Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler, Jake Lacy and Carrie Brownstein. It’s directed by Todde Haynes, best known for Far From Heaven and I’m Not There, shooting from a script penned by Phyllis Nagy.

Carol will receive its UK premiere at this year’s London film festival in October. Mara picked up the award for Best Actress at Cannes and she and Blanchett are expected to figure in nest year’s award season shake-up.

The film is due for released in the US on November 20, opening in the UK on November 27.