Director Todd Haynes(center) with Rooney Mara (L) and Cate Blanchett (R) arriving for the screening of "Carol" at the 68th Cannes Film Festival. ©AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE

Director Todd Haynes(center) with Rooney Mara (L) and Cate Blanchett (R) arriving for the screening of “Carol” at the 68th Cannes Film Festival.
©AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE

(Relaxnews) – The director of “Carol,” which premiered at the Cannes film festival over the weekend, is reportedly looking to take on an adaptation of a children’s book by Brian Selznick.

According to Screen Daily, Selznick himself has adapted his book “Wonderstruck,” which focuses on two intertwining narratives set 50 years apart: one, from 1977, about a boy determined to find the father he never knew, and a second from a half-century earlier, about a girl who “dreams of a mysterious actress.”

The first narrative is told entirely in words, and the second entirely in pictures.

Selznick is the author of “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” which inspired Martin Scorsese’s 2011 film “Hugo.”

Haynes’s “Carol” stars Cate Blanchett in a lesbian love story and is thought to be a leading contender for the Palme d’Or.

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