The Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth, Now You See Me star Isla Fisher and rising talent Elizabeth Debicki are set to join Kate Winslet and Judy Davis in Jocelyn Moorhouse’s romantic drama The Dressmaker, which Embankment Films will be shopping in Cannes.
Principal photography is due to get underway in Victoria, Australia on October 13, 2014. Embankment co-reps US rights with CAA.
Winslet will play an avenging angel who returns home to the remote country town from which she fled as a child after being accused of murder, to make amends with her eccentric mother.
Although ostracised, as an exponent of the most stunning 1950’s haute couture inspired by Madame Vionnet and Balenciaga, she liberates and empowers the town’s women with her quick wit and beautiful clothing. She unexpectedly finds love and ultimately exacts sweet revenge on those who wronged her.
Jocelyn Moorhouse (Proof), who directs her script adaptation of the eponymous novel by Rosalie Ham, said: “The cast is extraordinary. Kate Winslet is perfect for Tilly. She’s beautiful, intelligent, and deeply mysterious on screen.
“Judy Davis is amongst the great contemporary actresses and she will bring powerful wit and charm to the role of Molly. Liam Hemsworth is a laid back, genuine charmer who’s also tall, dark and movie-star handsome. He’ll create a character for the audience to fall in love with.”
The stellar production team will include director of photography Don McAlpine (Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet), costume designer Tim Chappel (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), production designer Roger Ford (Babe) and editor Jill Bilcock (Elizabeth: The Golden Age).
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