October 1, 2015
Kate Winslet‘s new film The Dressmaker is set to hit the big screen in the UK on 2oth November.
The Dressmaker received its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last month and there are just seven weeks to go before we see Winslet in action in the central role.
The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Rosalie Harn and has been adapted for the big screen by Jocelyn Moorhouse and P.J. Hogan. As well as penning the screenplay, Moorhouse is also in the director’s chair.
Moorhouse has brought us movies such as Pavane, Proof and How to Make an American Quilt during her career but this is her first feature film since A Thousand Acres back in 1997.
Winslet is set to take on the central role of Myrtle ‘Tilly’ Dunnage and is joined on the cast list by Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving, Judy Davis, Sarah Snook, and Kerry Fox.
The Dressmaker is a bittersweet, revenge comedy-drama set in 1950s outback Australia. Tilly Dunnage (Winslet), as elegant as she is determined, causes a stir when she returns home from the exclusive couture world of Paris to the tiny backwater of Dungatar, seeking to right the wrongs of her past.
Before she can reconcile with her eccentric mother (Davis) and the even more oddball townsfolk, Tilly is swept off her feet by local hunk, Teddy (Hemsworth). But armed with her sewing machine and her incredible talent, Tilly sets about to not only transform the women of the town but also to exact sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.
2015 has already been a busy year for Winslet with Insurgent and A Little Chaos under her belt and The Dressmaker is just one of the movies that we are going to be seeing her in this autumn… she is also set to star in Danny Boyle’s biopic Steve Jobs.
The Dressmaker is released 20th November.