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Titantic actress Kate Winslet is to star in a film adaptation by Kenneth Brannagh of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. The pair last worked together in Brannagh's film version of Hamlet (1996) where Winslet starred as Ophelia.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is in fact US author Mary Ann Shaffer's debut novel, and was published shortly after her death in 2008. It deals with events during the German occupation of the island of Guernsey. Shaffer took a trip to Guernsey on a whim in 1976 and became trapped there because of fog. While she was stranded she picked up a book about the Channel Islands during the Second World War and became fascinated by the subject.
Filming is due to begin in March with a release date for the film expected to be in 2013.
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