In the new U.S. trailer for The Dressmaker, Kate Winslet plays bocce ball in couture Dior while puffing a cigarette.
The Oscar-winning actress portrays a fashion designer returning to her small town origins in this latest film from Jocelyn Moorhouse. In the teaser, armed with nothing but a sewing machine and a pack of Marlboros, Winslet transforms a town of down-on-their-luck villagers into elegant, poised beauties, all while navigating the intricacies of a murky murder case. That's not to mention her sustained flirtations with a gratuitously shirtless Liam Hemsworth.
The film, which features a refreshing reversal of the "George Clooney Rule" for heterosexual romance (Winslet is 40, Hemsworth 26), has already debuted in Australia, but is set for a U.S. on September 23.
"A dress can't change anything," says frumpy townsperson Gertrude to Kate's character in the trailer. "Watch and learn, Gert," she replies. "Watch and learn."