Marion Cotillard, Jude Law, and a handful of other actors have joined the cast for the upcoming film LEE about the wartime photographer, Deadline is reporting.
Announced on Thursday, the likes of Cotillard, Law, Andrea Riseborough, and Josh O’Connor will all be joining a film that already includes Kate Winslet, making for an incredible cast so far. LEE will be directed by Ellen Kuras and will focus on the experience of Lee Miller, who went from having a life as a model to covering World War II as a photographer.
“This is absolutely not a biopic,” Winslet said in a brief statement on the film. “To make a story about Lee’s whole life, that’s a series worth for HBO. What we wanted to do was find the most interesting decade in her life, the one that defined who she was and what she became because of what she went through. It was the period from 1938-1948 that took her right through the war and her most defining time. That is the story we want people to know about Lee more than the many other parts of her life.”
Miller came to prominence in the early 1920s, where she lived in New York City as a fashion model. However, she later moved to Paris to become a fashion and fine art photographer, and subsequently began covering World War II for Vogue. The film is said to explore the various experiences Miller had, including the fights on the allied front lines, concentration camps, and much more.