Cannes: Liam Hemsworth Joins Aussie Drama 'The Dressmaker'

2:14 AM PST 05/09/2014 by Stuart Kemp
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"The Hunger Games" actor will star opposite Kate Winslet along with Isla Fisher and Elizabeth Debicki in Jocelyn Moorhouse’s romantic drama.

Liam Hemsworth has joined the cast of Jocelyn Moorhouse’s Australian-set romantic drama The Dressmaker to star opposite Kate Winslet, and Judy Davis.

Isla Fisher and Elizabeth Debicki have also signed up.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire star is set for the project due to begin shootings in Victoria, Australia in October.

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Winslet will star as an avenging angel who returns home to the remote country town from which she fled as a child after being accused of murder, to make amends with her eccentric mother.

Moorhouse (Proof) will direct her own script adaptation of the eponymous novel by Rosalie Ham.

She said: "Liam Hemsworth is a laid back, genuine charmer who’s also tall, dark and movie-star handsome. He’ll create a character for the audience to fall in love with."

Sue Maslin produces through Film Art Media with finance from Screen Australia, Fulcrum Media Finance, White Hot Productions, Film Victoria, Soundfirm and developed with the assistance of Screen NSW.

The film is also financed by Ingenious Senior Film Fund, represented by Gavin Poolman, and will be distributed by Universal Pictures in Australia.

CAA and Embankment Films will tout the project to U.S. buyers at the upcoming Marche du Film.

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