Kate Winslet to play renowned WWII correspondent Lee Miller

Sep 22, 2017, 08:14 IST | ANI

Kate Winslet is all set to join the list of British actresses which will portray noted war correspondents on the big screen

Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet is all set to join the list of British actresses which will portray noted war correspondents on the big screen.

The 'Wonder Wheel' star will play the distinguished World War II correspondent Lee Miller in an as-yet-untitled biopic about the famed American photographer, model, artist and correspondent who was a leading figure in documenting World War II for Vogue magazine, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Miller brought images of the Nazi concentration camps and the atrocities that were committed to the attention of the world.

The film will document Miller's life, as told by her son, Antony Penrose, in the only authorized biography, 'The Lives of Lee Miller'.

With director yet to be announced, the production is expected to begin in 2018.

Talking about the movie, Penrose said, 'I am delighted to work with Kate Winslet, eOne and Hopscotch to share the life story of my mother, Lee Miller. heir integrity and respect for the truth has earned them the absolute trust of myself and my family and we have allowed access to all aspects of our lives and history through interviews, our personal papers and material held in The Lee Miller Archives and The Roland Penrose Archive, the latter being part of The Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh.'

Many British actresses are going to play war correspondent in come times.

Earlier this year, Rosamund Pike signed up to star in 'A Private War' as renowned U.S. correspondent Marie Colvin, who reported from conflicts in Chechnya, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka and died in 2012 while covering the civil war in Syria.

In June, Carey Mulligan was announced as playing Australian reporter Kate Webb, who was held in captivity for 23 days during the Vietnam War, in 'On the Other Side'.

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