Ellen Kuras will direct Oscar winner Kate Winslet as Vogue cover model turned World War II correspondent, Lee Miller in “Lee,” a biopic written by Liz Hannah.
Winslet has been involved with the project for quite some time, but it appears “Lee” is finally moving forward with both a writer and a director now attached, with production set to start in spring 2021.
The film is based on the book “The Lives of Lee Miller” by Miller’s son Anthony Penrose, and follow’s Lee Miller “as she travels to the frontlines of World War II as a photojournalist and embarks on a mission to expose the hidden truths of the Third Reich. But in the aftermath of betrayal, she comes to a reckoning about the truths of her own past.”
“Like Lee, we are living in a time where the truth is up for debate, a time when the promise of political influence is what defines right and wrong,” said Oscar-nominated director and cinematographer Ellen Kuras in a statement. “Lee Miller had a passion to expose the truth which led her to photographing the brutal realities of the second World War that was publicly down-played and hushed up. This is a film which takes us on a journey that encounters loyalty and betrayal, but ultimately reveals the enigma that Lee was – as someone who buried her own hidden truths within. I am ecstatic to be a part of bringing this story to a contemporary audience.”
Of her collaboration with Kate Winslet and Liz Hannah, Kuras added “Since our experience together on ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind‘, Kate and I have talked often about collaborating on something of our own. Lee gives us an irresistible opportunity to do that with a script written by Liz Hannah, a brilliant writer whom we admire so much