- PIE SOCIETY
Since deciding not to return for superhero sequel Thor 2 (Whipping away our tears), Kenneth Branagh has been mulling over at least two potential projects – novel adaptation The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel, Pie Society, and romantic drama Italian Shoes.
It looks like he has made up his mind, as we chose Pie Society and he managed to persuade Kate Winslet to join him.
Adapted by The Opposite Of Sex writer/director Don Roos from Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer’s book, the film will find Winslet as writer Juliet Ashton, who penned magazine columns during World War II. In the aftermath of the conflict, she’s contacted by Channel Islander Dawsey Adams, who tells her the intriguing tale of the book society formed to help undercut the Nazi presence on Guernsey. Ashton decides to investigate, and romance blossoms…
Branagh is in pre-production now and aims to kick off shooting in March.
Winslet, who was last seen in Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion and will next hit the screen in Roman Polanski’s Carnage (due February 3), is also going to be doing the rounds to promote the 3D re-release of Titanic, which releases later this year.