Cate Blanchett to be captured by the Taliban?

Cate Blanchett is tipped to play an English Sunday newspaper journalist captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Blanchett, 33, has been earmarked for the role of Yvonne Ridley by scriptwriter Gordon Thomas, who is seeking backing for the project. Thomas said Blanchett would "suit the role perfectly", the Daily Express said today. Ridley, 44, faced being tried as a spy and sentenced to death after being arrested in Afghanistan last September.