Come Friday, Alan Rickman and Kate Winslet will hit the big screen together for the first time since Ang Lee‘s 1995 adaptation of Sense and Sensibility. Winslet leads Rickman’s second directorial endeavor, A Little Chaos, as Sabine De Barra. It’s 1682 and King Louis XIV (Rickman) is looking for a landscape designer to build a main garden at the Palace of Versailles. Even though the “chaos” of Sabine’s style isn’t in line with the techniques of the King’s most celebrated landscape artist, André Le Notre (Matthias Schoenaerts), he gives her the job and she begins work on the outdoor ballroom, Rockwork Grove.
I’ve got full interviews with Winslet and Rickman about making the movie coming soon, but first, find out what one thing they need to have in hand while filming and which on-set job besides acting they’d like to take on. A Little Chaos hits select theaters via Focus World on June 26th.
Here’s the official synopsis for A Little Chaos:
A romantic drama following Sabine (Academy Award winner Kate Winslet), a strong-willed and talented landscape designer, who is chosen to build one of the main gardens at King Louis XIV’s new palace at Versailles. In her new position of power, she challenges gender and class barriers while also becoming professionally and romantically entangled with the court’s renowned landscape artist André Le Notre (Matthias Schoenaerts).