Cabrini: Cate Blanchett to Star in Historical Drama about Italian-American Entrepreneur Cate Blanchett is set to star in the upcoming historical drama Cabrini, which charts the rise of a poor audacious woman who became one of the great entrepreneurs of the 19th Century. The film is directed by Julie Taymor and written by Tony Kushner. It follows the story of Frances Xavier Cabrini, who was born into poverty in Italy in 1850. She immigrated to the United States in 1889 and founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a religious order dedicated to helping the poor and marginalized. Cabrini overcame sexism and violent anti-Italian bigotry in 19th century New York to build a network of orphanages, schools, and hospitals that served immigrants and the poor. She was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1977. Blanchett is no stranger to playing strong and complex women. She has won two Academy Awards for her performances in The Aviator and Blue Jasmine. She is also known for her roles in Elizabeth, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Cabrini is sure to be a powerful and inspiring film. It is a story about the power of faith, determination, and the human spirit. Here are some additional details about the film: The film is produced by Fox Searchlight Pictures. The film's budget is estimated to be $50 million. The film was shot in New York City and Italy. The film's score is composed by Carter Burwell. Cabrini is a must-see for fans of historical dramas, Cate Blanchett, and inspiring stories. The film is sure to be a moving and uplifting experience that will leave audiences inspired.