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Romantic Drama ‘Ammonite’ Casts Kate Winslet & Soairse Ronan

It looks like Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan will be getting a little bit closer as it looks like the two have been cast in a upcoming film together. These two actresses need no introduction but if you have been living under a rock, Winslet has been around for a while now and most notably her biggest role being that of Rose from Titanic. Saoirse Ronan on the other hand is newer to the acting game and hasn’t been around as long as Winslet. Ronan is known for roles amazing performance in last years Lady Bird and is a big up and comer in the movie industry.

As far as the movie that the two have been cast in, the movie is titled Ammonite, and is an independent historical drama inspired by the life of paleontologist (fossil hunter) Mary Anning. The movie is set in 1840’s England and follows Mary Anning (Winslet) and a wealthy young London woman (Ronan) who is sent to live by the sea while her health recuperates. Together the two embark on a relationship together that changes their lives. Sounds good right! And for those of you unsure what the title of the movie means, it is actually an extinct marine mollusk that is related to the nautilus.

The movie will be directed by Gods Own Country writer and director Francis Lee. Producing the film is Widows producers Iain Canning and Emile Sherman as well as Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly. Francis Lee is no stranger to this type of story telling as Gods Own Country revolved around the romantic relationship of two male farmhands. The film received rave reviews at festivals and received numerous awards as well as a BAFTA nomination.

What do you think movie fans? Are you excited for a Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan romance movie? Do you think the movie will be a hit? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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