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First look at Kate Winslet and Andy Samberg's new movie Lee

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First look images show Kate Winslet in LeeSky

First-look images from upcoming biopic Lee have given us a glimpse of Kate Winslet and Andy Samberg in character.

Production on the film is currently underway, Sky Cinema has announced, with Oscar award-winning actress Winslet set to star as famed model turned war correspondent Lee Miller.

Stills from the film see Winslet trade high fashion for a war zone as the leading lady, who during World War II, captured events such as the London Blitz and the liberation of Paris, as well as photographing the horrors inside concentration camps Buchenwald and Dachau.

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She will be joined by Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg as Life Magazine photographer David E. Scherman as well as Infinity Pool actor Alexander Skarsgård playing English Surrealist painter, photographer, poet, and biographer Roland Penrose.

Oscar winner Marion Cotillard plays French Vogue fashion director Solange d'Ayen, while To Leslie star Andrea Riseborough takes on the role of British Vogue editor Audrey Withers.

Challengers and God's Own Country actor Josh O'Connor will appear in Lee as young journalist Tony.

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Mare of Easttown star Winslet previously opened up on what inspired her to take on the role of Miller, saying that she was a "force to be reckoned with".

"To me, she was a life force to be reckoned with, so much more than an object of attention from famous men with whom she is associated," she told Sky.

"This photographer, writer, reporter, did everything she did with love, lust, and courage, and is an inspiration of what you can achieve, and what you can bear, if you dare to take life firmly by the hands and live it at full throttle."

Lee is the directorial debut of cinematographer Ellen Kuras, who has worked on the likes of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Personal Velocity: Three Portraits, Angela, and Swoon.

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Speaking to Vanity Fair, Kuras opened up on how she and Winslet bonded during their time on Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and how reading a book about Lee Miller inspired her to create the film and immediately gave her an idea of who should play her.

"I was like, 'Oh, my God, Kate looks just like Lee Miller'," she said, recalling how she brought two copies of the book and gifted one to Winslet.

She said that years later, Winslet brought an antique table that was owned by the photographer and picked up the book again, leading her to ask Kuras: "Why was there never a film made about this incredible person?"

Lee is coming soon to UK cinemas and Sky Cinema.

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