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Kate Winslet Signs on for The Dressmaker

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 30:  Actress Kate Winslet attends the American Christmas Carol Concert benefiting the Golden Hat Foundation at Carnegie Hall on November 30, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Kate Winslet will star in The Dressmaker, a drama about a couturier who, after years abroad, returns to her small Australian hometown β€” where she was accused of murder during her childhood. According to THR, Judy Davis will play Winslet's "eccentric" mother, who is perhaps keeping secrets about her daughter's past. The Dressmaker, based on Rosalie Ham's book of the same name, comes from writer-director Jocelyn Moorhouse (How to Make an American Quilt), who describes the film as "Unforgiven with a sewing machine." Time to have more movies that can be described as "[Something] with a sewing machine." "Jaws with a sewing machine," maybe. Or "Casablanca with a sewing machine."

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