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Kate Winslet To Star In Biopic Of Model-Turned-War Photographer Lee Miller

Kate Winslet To Star In Biopic Of Model-Turned-War Photographer Lee Miller

Lately, it would seem that Kate Winslet is enjoying playing characters based on real life figures. She’s in theaters this fall playing the work wife of the titular Apple titan in “Steve Jobs,” and she’s got a role in Yorgos Lanthimos‘s upcoming period drama “The Favourite,” taking the role of Sarah, Duchess Of Marlborough, and now she’s lining up the lead in a new biopic.

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Winslet will star in a movie about the life of model-turned-war photographer Lee Miller. Based on the book by Miller’s son Antony Penrose, and with the producers granted access to photos and diaries, the movie will tell the tale of the fascinating life of the woman who was a model, muse, and journalist during some of the most quickly changing eras of the 20th century. Here’s the book synopsis: 

• Lee Miller: 1927: New York. Classically beautiful, she is discovered by Condé Nast and immortalized by Steichen, Hoyningen-Huene, Horst, and other famous photographers.
• Lee Miller: 1929: Paris. Protégé and lover of Man Ray, she invents with him the solarization technique of photography and develops into a brilliant Surrealist photographer.
• Lee Miller: 1939-1945: Europe. She becomes a U.S. war correspondent and covers the liberation of Paris. Her photographs of the Dachau concentration camp shock the world.
These are but three of the many lives of Lee Miller, intimately recorded here by her son, Antony Penrose, whose years of work on her photographic archives unearthed a rich selection of her finest work, including portraits of her friends Picasso, Braque, Ernst, Eluard, and Miró. 
There is no writer or director attached yet, but the potential for this drama is fairly obvious. Following “Steve Jobs,” Winslet will next be seen on the big screen in John Hillcoat‘s “Triple 9.” [The Wrap]

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