Magazine article Screen International

Kate Winslet Signs on to the Dressmaker

Magazine article Screen International

Kate Winslet Signs on to the Dressmaker

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EXCLUSIVE: Winslet to lead Jocelyn Moorhouse's period romance set to shoot in autumn, Embankment to launch sales in Cannes.

Kate Winslet has signed on to star in Jocelyn Moorhouse's 1950's-set revenge-romance The Dressmaker.

Winslet will play Tilly, an avenging angel who returns home to the remote Australian country town from which she fled as a child after being accused of murder. Although ostracised, Tilly, an exponent of stunning '40s haute couture, liberates and empowers the town's women with her wit and her fashionable designs. She eventually finds unexpected love and is able to exact revenge on those who wronged her.

Jocelyn Moorhouse (Proof) directs her adaptation of the novel by Rosalie Ham while among the impressive crew already signed on are Don McAlpine (Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet), costume designer Janet Patterson (The Piano), production designer Roger Ford (Chronicles of Narnia) and editor Jill Bilcock (Moulin Rouge, Elizabeth: The Golden Age). …

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