Now that she’s a mother, Kate Winslet tends to be a bit more picky with the roles she takes. Indeed the only movie we’ve had from her since Contagion in 2011 was her five-minute part in the truly terrible Movie 43. She’s got a few films in the works, such as Labor Day and Divergent, and now she may be adding another to the list, as THR reports he’s in talks for The Dressmaker, alongside Judy Davis.
The film is ‘a stylish drama with comic undertones, centers on Tilly Dunnage (Winslet), who returns after many years in Europe to her small Australian outback hometown with revenge on her mind. Tilly, a talented couturier, returns to the remote country town from which she fled as a child after being accused of murder. She wants to make amends with her eccentric mother, Molly (Davis), but first must unravel the secrets of her past.’
Jocelyn Moorhouse is set to direct and also wrote the script based on Rosalie Ham’s script. She describes the story as “Unforgiven with a sewing machine.” The current hope is to shoot in Australia early next year.