• Cate Blanchett has snagged two big projects that are being helmed by high-profile filmmakers amid the COVID-19 pandemic
  • She has joined James Gray's "Armageddon Time" and Adam McKay's "Don't Look Up"
  • "Don't Look Up" also stars Jennifer Lawrence

At a time when actors are taking the much-needed rest from their busy schedules and not sign any new movies due to the ongoing pandemic, Cate Blanchett is turning out to be an exception. The actress already has a lot of movies under her belt, and she just recently signed two more films.

According to Variety, the 50-year-old star has became part of two big projects that are being helmed by high-profile filmmakers. Blanchett will be seen in James Gray’s upcoming movie “Armageddon Time.” The movie is a semi-autobiographical film that recounts Gray’s upbringing in the New York borough of Queens.

On the other hand, the two-time Academy Award-winning actress has also joined Adam McKay’s film “Don’t Look Up.” The Netflix film also stars Jennifer Lawrence, who is making a sort of comeback into the movies after taking a short break.

The details of the project are still being kept under wraps.

The news of Blanchett signing two new movies comes a week after it was announced that the “Carol” star will be starring in the movie adaptation of the popular video game “Borderlands.”

Blanchett is considered to be one of the greatest actors of all time as she has given many iconic performances. She started her career in a TV series called “Heartland” in 1994 and the rest was history after that. Her moment of glory came in 1999 when she portrayed the character of Queen Elizabeth I in Shekhar Kapur’s “Elizabeth.”

Blanchett was nominated for an Oscar and since then has been nominated for six Academy Awards. She got her hands on the golden statuette for the first time in 2005 for the movie “The Aviator.” The actress had to wait for nine long years to win her second Oscar. She won Best Actress in a Leading Role for “Blue Jasmine.” She is the sixth most nominated actress in the history of the Oscars. Only Meryl Streep, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Geraldine Page, and Ingrid Bergman are ahead of her.

Apart from 2 Oscars, Blanchett has 3 Golden Globes, 3 BAFTAs, and 3 Critics’ Choice Awards.

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Cate Blanchett is pictured attending the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 5, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Steve Granitz/WireImage