Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet has signed on to star in the first feature-length episode of I Am, an award-winning female-led drama anthology series from Channel 4.
According to Deadline, the high-profile project also features Winslet’s daughter Mia Threapleton in I Am Ruth.
As with both previous series, each three new episodes will be named after its lead character, with further cast and narrative details to follow.
BAFTA-winning filmmaker Dominic Savage has created, written, and directed the stories for each film. These stories have been developed in a creative partnership with the leading actors, with semi-improvised dialogue.
The series of distinctive single films explores the experience of women in moments that are emotionally raw, thought-provoking, and personal. Filming is set to start at the end of April.
It is an honour, Savage said, for him to be working and collaborating with Winslet on this first film of the new series of I Am for the British TV channel.
“Kate is such a legend, such an incredible and sublime acting talent, and I can’t wait to start shooting this unique and important story that we have created together,” the director said.
Winslet, whose credits include TV titles like Mare of Easttown, Mildred Pierce, and films such as The Reader and Titanic, said she has always admired Savage’s work and his commitment to telling real stories.
“British television is at an all-time high, and I feel excited and honoured to be part of this community, especially right now,” she added.
I Am is produced by Me+You Productions. Executive Producers are Richard Yee and Savage, with Caroline Hollick and Gemma Boswell from Channel 4 overseeing.
The series is produced by Me+You co-founder Krishnendu Majumdar and Josh Hyams.
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