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Kenneth Branagh & Kate Winslet Re-Team For WWII Film

January 14th, 2012 1:45pm EST

Kate WinsletBrits Kenneth Branagh and Kate Winslet are to team up onscreen for the first time since they played lovers in "Hamlet" in 1996.
 
Winslet will star in the actor/director's latest film, "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society," according to Variety.
 
The movie is based on Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows' bestselling 2008 book about a group of Guernsey islanders who outsmarted their German occupiers during World War II.
 
Winslet will play a modern-day magazine columnist who uncovers evidence of the book club the locals set up amid the chaos of war.
 
Branagh, who will direct the film, calls the story, "a beautiful romance, very touching and uplifting."

Kenneth Branagh

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