Kate Winslet to star in Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Potato Peel Pie’
London: Kate Winslet is reportedly set to work with Kenneth Branagh for the first time ever since they made Hamlet in 1996.
According to ‘Variety’ the 36-year-old will star in the director’s latest film, ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’, the BBC reported.
In a recent interview, Branagh had described the project as “a beautiful romance, very touching and uplifting.”
The movie will be based on the best-selling 2008 book by Mary Ann Shaffer and her niece Annie Barrows, who helped her finish the book after she became terminally ill.
Set during the period after World War II, the story is about a magazine columnist, Juliet Ashton, who learns how Guernsey islanders created a book group during the war to outwit their German occupiers.
After exchanging letters with a pig farmer who uncovers evidence of the book club in the modern day, Ashton becomes so captivated by the story that she travels to Guernsey, where she delves deeper into the lives of the islanders and experiences things that change her life forever.