Kate Winslet has come attached to play Lee Miller in a feature about the acclaimed war correspondent for Vogue who during World War II chronicled such seminal events as the London Blitz, the liberation of Paris and the concentration camps at Buchenwald and Dachau. Troy Lum and Andrew Mason of Hopscotch Features are putting the movie together and have optioned The Lives Of Lee Miller, a biography written by the subject’s son, Antony Penrose. Lum and Mason will produce. Penrose is giving the project exclusive access to his mother’s archives, photos and diaries for the film.
Miller lived a memorable life. She was a model, she was the muse for such artists as Picasso and Man Ray, but she distinguished herself in Europe as a photojournalist. Winslet is getting strong buzz for her performance in Steve Jobs, the Danny Boyle-directed Universal film that stars Michael Fassbender.
Hopscotch was launched by Lum, Mason and Master And Commander scribe John Collee, and its recent films include Saving Mr. Banks and the Russell Crowe-directed The Water Diviner.