Winslet to star in Lee Miller bio adaptation

Winslet to star in Lee Miller bio adaptation

Kate Winslet is now attached to the film adaptation of The Lives of Lee Miller, a biography written by Miller's son, Antony Penrose, published by Thames & Hudson.

Hopscotch Features, the company behind "Saving Mr. Banks" and "The Water Diviner", has optioned the rights to The Lives of Lee Miller. Troy Lum, managing director, and Andrew Mason, producer, will produce the film and have been granted "exclusive "access to the Lee Miller Archives, which holds all of Miller’s photos, letters and diaries.

Winslet will portray the iconic war photographer, artist, model and muse Lee Miller in the film adaptation.

Elizabeth "Lee" Miller (1907-1977) was a fashion model for Vogue, a muse and close friend to influential artists and photographers such as Man Ray and Pablo Picasso, and a "distinguished" photojournalist. She is one of the most important war photographers of the 20th century. Her photographs document World War II events including the London Blitz, the liberation of Paris and the concentration camps at Buchenwald and Dachau, with a particular focus on the experience of women.

A new exhibition of Miller’s work at the Imperial War Museum explores the impact of the Second World War on women across Europe. Lee Miller: A Woman’s War features many photographs, objects, art and personal items that have never been seen on display.

The Lives of Lee Miller by Antony Penrose is published by Thames & Hudson and the paperback is priced at £19.95.