Winslet, Davis Join Moorhouse’s “Dressmaker”

Kate Winslet and Judy Davis are set to team for Jocelyn Moorhouse’s bittersweet tragicomedy feature “The Dressmaker”.

The story is an adaptation of Rosalie Ham’s novel. Set in the 1950s, it tells the story of a talented couture dressmaker who returns home from Europe to a small town in country Australia with revenge on her mind. Davis will play Winslet’s estranged mother.

Sue Maslin (“Japanese Story”) will produce, and shooting begins in Victoria early next year with the Wimmera and Mallee regions currently being considered.

The project is the first film Moorhouse has directed since 1997’s “A Thousand Acres,” though she has produced numerous films since then along with helming stage plays like the recent “Sex With Strangers”.

She is best known for 1995’s “How to Make an American Quilt” and one of Russell Crowe’s early breakout works – 1991’s “Proof”. She was to shoot the project “Eucalyptus” with Crowe and Nicole Kidman back in 2004, but that production fell apart just days before shooting began.

Source: The Herald Sun