A needle and thread is an unexpected combination that changes lives in the forthcoming “The Dressmaker.” Well that, coupled with movie star good looks. And the first trailer has landed for the bittersweet Aussie comedy that pairs up Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth.
Based on the book by Rosalie Ham, co-written by P.J. Hogan (“Muriel’s Wedding“) and directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse (“Proof,” “A Thousand Acres“), the story follows a woman who returns to her small hometown after years away working in classy fashion houses. And her arrival certainly shakes things up:
Based on the best-selling novel by Rosalie Ham, THE DRESSMAKER is a bittersweet, comedy-drama set in early 1950s Australia. Tilly Dunnage (KATE WINSLET), a beautiful and talented misfit, after many years working as a dressmaker in exclusive Parisian fashion houses, returns home to the tiny middle-of-nowhere town of Dungatar to right the wrongs of the past. Not only does she reconcile with her ailing, eccentric mother Molly (JUDY DAVIS) and unexpectedly falls in love with the pure-hearted Teddy (LIAM HEMSWORTH), but armed with her sewing machine and incredible sense of style, she transforms the women of the town and in doing so gets sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.
Co-starring Judy Davis, Hugo Weaving, Kerry Fox, Sarah Snook, and more, “The Dressmaker” opens in Australia on October 22nd. There’s no U.S. date just yet.