Jude Law, Marion Cotillard, Josh O’Connor and Andrea Riseborough have all joined the cast list for the film on WWII photographer Lee Miller.
Lee Miller traded a glamorous career as a Vogue cover model and muse to artists like Man Ray for a dangerous career as a WWII photographer who chronicled the fighting on the allied front lines and exposed the atrocities that Hitler’s Nazi Germany perpetrated on Jews in concentration camps.
The film will focus on the period from 1938-1948 that took the photographer right through the war and her most defining time. Law Cotillard, O’Conner and Riseborough will join the already cast Kate Winslet. Cinematographer Ellen Kuras will make her directorial debut.
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“This is absolutely not a biopic,” Winslet stated, “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.”
“I’m surprised that a film has never been made about this incredible woman and I think the reason is her life was so vast that once you take a bite, you can’t stop chewing,” Winslet said.
Finola Dwyer, Troy Lum and Hopscotch Features’ Andrew Mason are producing with Winslet. Hannah will be the executive producer. Rocket Science is executive producing.
Filming is due to commence in late summer or early autumn 2022 in Eastern Europe and London.