Richard Linklater and Cate Blanchett have teamed up for an adaptation of Maria Semple’s 2012 novel “Where’d You, Bernadette.”
The film adaptation stars Blanchett as an agoraphobic architect who goes missing, leaving her 15-year-old daughter with no choice but to journey out and investigate her disappearance. Emma Nelson is starring as the daughter, Bee, while the supporting cast also includes Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig, Judy Greer, James Urbaniak, and Troian Bellisario. Linklater punched up the script, originally written by “The Spectacular Now” and “The Disaster Artist” Oscar nominees Michael H. Weber and Scott Neustadter.
Annapurna Pictures will release Where’d You Go, Bernadette in theaters March 22, 2019. Watch the first official trailer below.
Where’d You Go, Bernadette revolves around an agoraphobic architect and mother named Bernadette Fox, who goes missing prior to a family trip to Antarctica, and the laugh-out-loud chaos that ensues. The book is told in a series of documents (emails, memos, transcripts, etc.) with the occasional interlude by Bernadette’s 15-year-old daughter Bee Branch, so we’re extra excited to see what the filmmakers do about that odd structure on the screen.