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Amazon buys Winslet's “Dressmaker”

Amazon Studios has bought domestic rights to “The Dressmaker” with Kate Winslet, reports Variety.

The adaptation of the Rosalie Ham novel screened at last year's Toronto Film Festival and was a box office smash in Australia. The streaming service will release the film theatrically in the US this fall.

“The Dressmaker” centers on a woman who returns to her hometown in rural Australia to care for her ailing mother and to exact her revenge on the community that exiled her at a young age. In addition to Winslet, the Jocelyn Moorhouse-helmed film stars Liam Hemsworth and Judy Davis. 

The film debuted last year in Australia where it was the second-highest grossing Australian film after “Mad Max: Fury Road”. It also scored 13 AACTA Awards nominations, the equivalent of Australia's Academy Awards, and won several, including a best actress statue for Winslet.

Amazon has moved aggressively into the original film space. The online giant is snapping up movies and premiered five films at this year's Cannes Film Festival, including Woody Allen's comedy “Cafe Society”, Nicolas Winding Refn's horror film “The Neon Demon” and Park Chan-wook's erotic thriller “The Handmaiden”. 

Source: Variety

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