Release date: TBD
Cause for excitement: One of America's greatest filmmakers, Todd Haynes, returns to the big screen in another period piece based on Patricia Highsmith's acclaimed novel. "Carol" centers on an unexpected romance between a department store clerk (Rooney Mara) and a married woman (Cate Blanchett). Oh, and it's probably going to be at Cannes, which means Blanchett could get her first acting Palme.
Possible warnings signs: The Weinstein Company didn't rush to release it at the end of the year even though it's likely "done." Will Harvey get behind it?
- Gregory Ellwood