Winslet to star in Branagh romance
‘Potato Pie Society’ to shoot in March
LONDON — Kate Winslet is attached to star in “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society,” which Kenneth Branagh is set to direct for Fox 2000.
This reunites Winslet with Branagh for the first time since she played Ophelia in his bigscreen “Hamlet” in 1996.
“The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society” is adapted by Don Roos from the bestseller by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.
It’s a love story set in the London and the Channel Islands after WWII. Winslet will play a magazine columnist who enters into a correspondence with a man from Guernsey, and learns how the islanders used a book group during the war as cover to outwit their German occupiers…