Kate Winslet’s in it, I’m there.
“In theory, “Chaos” should live and die on Winslet’s performance, but the direction is so all over the place you just have to give her credit for trying. She puts more effort into giving De Barra a true dramatic arc than some of her peers would (you could see a number of Hollywood actresses easily sleepwalking through a film like this). What makes it more eyebrow raising is that Winslet has usually had good taste in the projects she’s chosen. Sure, there are paycheck moments like “The Holiday” and “Divergent,” but, at worst, her indie choices are challenging. “Chaos” is certainly not that.”
Winslet is currently in Australia filming The Dressmaker, which is based off the 2000 book of the same name by Rosalie Ham. The official synopsis from IMDB:
A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.
Today comes the first photo from the film, which I’ve embedded below.