Cate Blanchett to film in Lebanon

Actress Cate Blanchett attends the premiere of "The Monuments Men" at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

LEBANON, Ohio (WDTN) – Fresh off her Oscar win, actress Cate Blanchett is coming to the Miami Valley. reported last month that her new film, Carol, will be filmed in Cincinnati.

Shaker Inn Motel in Lebanon site of movie starring Cate Blanchett
Shaker Inn Motel in Lebanon site of movie starring Cate Blanchett. (Photo/Shaker Inn Motel)

We confirmed Thursday that some scenes will be shot in Lebanon at the Shaker Inn Motel.

The Lebanon Chamber of Commerce reports on its Facebook page that Blanchett is scheduled to be at the hotel March 31. Shooting at the motel is scheduled to begin March 25.

Motel owner, Melodye Byer, says she expects filming at the motel to last a couple of weeks. She says there will still be some rooms available for the public during the shooting schedule, although much of the hotel will be closed.

The film also stars Rooney Mara. It is set in 1950s New York.

Blanchett won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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