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Kate Winslet Joins Branagh's Latest
Book society vs Nazi occupation!

14 January 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Baz Bamigboye

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Kate Winslet Joins Branagh's Latest

Since deciding not to return for superhero sequel Thor 2, Kenneth Branagh has been mulling over at least two potential projects: novel adaptation The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society and romantic drama Italian Shoes. It looks like he’s pushing ahead first with Pie Society, grabbing Kate Winslet for the female lead.

Adapted by The Opposite Of Sex writer/director Don Roos from Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer’s book, the film will see Winslet play writer Juliet Ashton, who wrote magazine columns during World War II. In the aftermath of the conflict, she’s contacted by Channel Islander Dawsey Adams, who tells her the intriguing tale of the book society formed to help undercut the Nazi presence on Guernsey. Ashton decides to investigate, and romance blossoms…

It’ll be a reunion for the director and star, as Winslet played Ophelia in Branagh’s Hamlet, which he starred in and directed back in 1996. This time around, Branagh will most likely stick behind the camera. He’s in pre-production now and aims to kick off shooting in March.

Winslet, who was last seen in Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion and will next hit the screen in Roman Polanski’s Carnage (due February 3), is also going to be doing the rounds to promote the 3D re-release of Titanic, which docks on these shores on April 6.


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Best of Kate
Kate is surely a great actress and the 3D version of Titanic would be a hit all over again. I just found a picture of Kate on http://www.babypics.com/celebritybabies/a1667/00000006 and she looks so cute in it. More

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Best of Kate
Kate is surely a great actress and the 3D version of Titanic would be a hit all over again. I just found a picture of Kate on http://www.babypics.com/celebritybabies/a1667/00000006 and she looks so cute in it. More

Posted by nashi at 14:16 on 02 March 2012 | Report This Post

Good to see Branagh back!
It's great to see Branagh back directing films again as, before Thor was released, it seemed ages since he has done anything decent. This sounds like it could be a pretty good story too and Kate Winslet is a great actress and very attractive too of course! More

Posted by dannyfletch at 16:51 on 14 January 2012 | Report This Post

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