Kate Winslet is gearing up to play the war photographer Lee Miller in her next movie, and she’ll be in pretty good company. Marion Cotillard, Jude Law, Andrea Riseborough, and Josh O’Connor are set to join the Oscar-winning star in this WWII drama.
LEE will be directed by Ellen Kuras and shine a light on the wartime experiences of Lee Miller, who gave up a glamorous career as a Vogue cover model to become a WWII photographer, in an attempt to chronicle the experiences of soldiers on the frontlines and expose the atrocities that took place in concentration camps.
Winslet said this project is “absolutely not a biopic” because exploring Lee’s whole life would require a deeper dive. It instead focuses on the period from 1938-1948 that took her to the trenches of the war and happens to be her most defining time.
“What we wanted to do was find the most interesting decade in her life, the one that defined who she was and what she became because of what she went through … That is the story we want people to know about Lee more than the many other parts of her life,” said Winslet in a statement.
Riseborough and Cotillard will play Audrey Withers and Solange D’Ayen, two women who knew Lee during her Vogue days. Law will portray the love of her life, artist Roland Penrose, while O’Connor is expected to take on the role of their son, Anthony Penrose.