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Kate Winslet Signs For "The Dressmaker"

By Garth Franklin Sunday May 12th 2013 08:15AM

Kate Winslet has signed on to star in Jocelyn Moorhouse’s 1950s-set revenge-romance "The Dressmaker".

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, she liberates and empowers the town’s women with her wit and her stunning 1940s haute couture designs.

She eventually finds unexpected love and is able to exact revenge on those who wronged her.

Moorhouse ("Proof") directs from an adaptation of the novel by Rosalie Ham. Shooting begins this Fall.

Source: Screen

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