The ruins of the abandoned Kupari hotels near Dubrovnik became the WW2 movie setting for the filming about famous photographer Lee Miller. The biopic is directed by Ellen Kuras, starring Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Josh O’Connor and Marion Cotillard.
Lee is financed and produced by England’s Rocket Science, coproduced by Australia’s Hopscotch Features and serviced by Croatia’s Embassy Films.
Kate Winslet arrived on set this weekend, when the filming officially started.
The producers have applied for 25 percent cash rebate through the Filming in Croatia project, the representatives of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre have confirmed to FNE. Jelka Tepšić, City of Dubrovnik’s Deputy Mayor, expects the local expenditure to reach ‘a few million kuna’ (1 kuna = 7.5 EUR), including location fees for filming inside Dubrovnik walls, filmneweurope.com writes.
The story of the iconic photographer Elizabeth Lee Miller, a fashion model who became a war correspondent for the Vogue magazine during WW2 and famously posed naked in Hitler’s bathtub, will focus on her war years, from being freshly in love with her husband Roland Penrose to being a pioneer female reporter who succeeded in documenting the biggest WW2 atrocities, they continue.
‘Titled Lee, the hotly-anticipated drama will take inspiration from the biography The Lives of Lee Miller by Antony Penrose – Miller’s son with her second husband Roland Penrose, a historian and champion of the Surrealist movement. The Post writer Liz Hannah is penning the script in collaboration with The Lee Miller Archives. Alongside Winslet as Miller, Jude Law will reportedly play Roland Penrose and Josh O’Connor will take on the part of Antony Penrose. Meanwhile, Andrea Riseborough will appear as Audrey Withers and Marion Cotillard as Solange D’Ayen, the fashion director of French Vogue who was another close ally of Miller’s’, Vogue team writes.
Lee is expected to hit the theatres in 2023.