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Kate Winslet Joins Kenneth Branagh’s Post-WWII Movie

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 20:  Kate Winslet attends "Carnage" Paris premiere at Cinema Gaumont Marignan on November 20, 2011 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Kate Winslet has signed on to star in Kenneth Branagh's The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, based on the novel of the same name, Variety reports. It is, you guessed it, a period film —would Kenneth Branagh direct Kate Winslet in anything else? Guernsey is set in 1946 and Winslet will play a magazine reporter who, through a series of coincidences, winds up corresponding with the quirky and charming residents of Guernsey, an island off the coast of Normandy that was occupied by Germany during WWII. Romance and accents, ahoy!

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/2011 Getty Images