Kate Winslet, Josh O’Connor Explore the Life of War Photographer Lee Miller in ‘Lee’ Trailer

Kate Winslet stars as esteemed World War II photographer Lee Miller in the first trailer for the movie Lee.

Roadside Attractions and Vertical Entertainment are set to release Ellen Kuras’ drama film in theaters Sept. 27. Winslet stars as Miller, who started her path as a model before documenting World War II as a photographer for Vogue. Josh O’Connor, Marion Cotillard, Andrea Riseborough, Andy Samberg, Noémie Merlant and Alexander Skarsgård round out the cast.

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“Do you want the world to know about you?” O’Connor asks an aged Winslet in the trailer. She replies, “You think I went to war so people would know my name?”

Later in the footage, Winslet says, “Even when I wanted to look away, I knew I couldn’t.”

Kuras makes her feature directorial debut after helming episodes of such television projects as Extrapolations and serving as cinematographer for films including Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Liz Hannah, John Collee and Marion Hume wrote the script based on author Antony Penrose’s 1988 book The Lives of Lee Miller.

Lee premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. In her review for The Hollywood Reporter, critic Lovia Gyarkye wrote that Winslet “injects award-winning cinematographer Ellen Kuras’ glossy and conventional biopic with an energy that ushers an enigmatic figure to the foreground.”

In September 2022, Winslet took a brief break from filming after injuring her back in a fall on the set in Croatia. “Kate slipped and was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure required by the production,” her rep told THR at the time.

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