Richard Linklater adaptation of ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ starring Cate Blanchett to start filming July 2017

Cate Blanchett will star in the Richard Linklater-directed film adaptation of Maria Semple’s bestselling novel, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” — that much we know already. But at the Texas Film Awards in Austin, it was revealed the movie will begin filming this summer.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 14: Cate Blanchett attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House on February 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

A walk-on role in Linklater’s new film was part of an auction package at the awards Thursday night (two bidders ended up purchasing the package for $42,000 total, which benefits the Austin Film Society).

Semple’s 2012 novel spent a year on the New York Times bestseller list. It’s the story of Bernadette Fox, an eccentric agoraphobic mother who disappears before a family trip to Antarctica. The book is narrated by her 15-year-old daughter, Bee Branch. No word yet on who will play the daughter in the movie.

The movie’s screenplay was adapted by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, known for “The Fault in Our Stars” and “500 Days of Summer.” Stephen Feder, who worked on Linklater’s “Everybody Wants Some,” will be the executive producer.

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