ScreenDaily is reporting that Kate Winslet (Jeanine) has just signed on to star in Jocelyn Moorhouse’s 1950’s The Dressmaker. They will start filming in the Fall of this year.
Winslet will play Tilly, an avenging angel who returns home to the remote Australian country town from which she fled as a child after being accused of murder. Although ostracised, Tilly, an exponent of stunning ’40s haute couture, liberates and empowers the town’s women with her wit and her fashionable designs. She eventually finds unexpected love and is able to exact revenge on those who wronged her.
Winslet will be taking on the role of Jeanine in a film adaptation of Veronica Roth’s bestselling book Divergent, which is currently filming in Chicago.