Kate Winslet is attached to star in Kenneth Branagh’s “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” at Fox 2000 says Variety.
The love story is set in London and the Channel Islands after WWII and Winslet will play a magazine columnist who enters into a correspondence with a man from Guernsey.
She soon learns how the islanders used a book group during the war as cover to outwit their German occupiers. So captivated by their stories, she travels there herself.
Don Roos adapted the script from the novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Shooting kicks off in March.
Winslet and Branagh previously teamed on the latter’s feature film adaptation of “Hamlet” in 1996.