(Written for BritScene)
British actress Kate Winslet is set to star in Kenneth Branagh‘s latest project The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, it has been reported this week.
Winslet, who previously played Ophelia in Branagh’s Hamlet in 1996, is set to play the role of Juliet Ashton in adaptation of Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows‘ 2008 novel of the same name.
The adaptation follows Juliet, a writer in January 1946, who receives a letter from a stranger, a founding member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, which begins the remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name.
Paula Masur, Mitchell Kaplan and David Barron are producing the film, which Branagh previously described as “a beautiful romance, very touching and uplifting.”
Shooting will begin in March, but that’s all we can tell you for now so we will update you when we know more.