Kate Winslet is set to star in Kenneth Branagh‘s adaptation of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Based on the novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Burrows, Winslet “will play writer Juliet Ashton, who penned columns for a magazine during World War II. After the war, she is contacted by Channel Islander Dawsey Adams and, as their correspondence continues, the story unfolds of how a book society was established on Nazi-occupied Guernsey to fool curfew patrols.” According to Daily Mail, filming is set to begin in mid-March.
Winslet continues to impress as an actress and she recently turned in a devilishly comic performance in Roman Polanski‘s Carnage. 2012 is starting off as a bit of time warp for Winslet since she previously starred in Branagh’s 1996 adaptation of Hamlet, and she’ll next be seen in theaters in James Cameron‘s 3D-post-coverted version of Titanic.