Lee — the biopic of Lee Miller which stars Kate Winslet as the iconic photographer — has finally got a release date.
According to a report by Deadline, Lee is slated to hit theaters on September 20.
Roadside Attractions and Vertical have co-acquired the U.S. rights to Lee — which was first announced back in 2015.
Lee will explore Miller’s life as she goes from a career as a model to enlisting as a photographer to chronicle the events of World War II for Vogue magazine.
The biopic, which had its world premiere at last year’s Toronto Film Festival, is based on the biography The Lives of Lee Miller — which was written by Antony Penrose, Miller’s son.
Lee will mark the feature directorial debut of veteran cinematographer Ellen Kuras who has worked on films like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
“We are both thrilled to be partnering with Roadside Attractions and Vertical to release Lee,” producers Kate Solomon and Winslet tell Deadline.
“They feel as passionately as we do about a film that reveals an untold story, bringing Lee Miller’s legacy to audiences around the world.”
A Boundary-Pushing Photographer
Miller pushed the boundaries of what female photojournalists could be in the mid-20th century. She felt that photography was “ideally suited to women as a profession, for it seems to me that women are quicker and more adaptable than men,” she said.
“And I think they have an intuition that helps them understand personalities more quickly than men.”
American-born Miller became a model in New York City in the 1920s after a chance encounter with Conde Nast. Miller later trained in photography in Paris and was in London when the Second World War began.
Miller documented the Blitz bombing of the U.K. capital and covered the war for Vogue -— entering Europe in the final year of World War II where she witnessed Nazi war crimes.
The iconic photo of Lee Miller in Hitler’s bathtub was meticulously recreated for the new movie, Lee, starring Kate Winslet, and beautifully photographed by @annieleibovitz for @voguemagazine. pic.twitter.com/9IhNxEZE6z
— Patrick Witty (@patrickwitty) September 19, 2023
Miller was famously photographed by LIFE photographer David E. Scherman taking a bath in Adolf Hitler’s Munich apartment.
Last year, celebrated photographer Annie Leibovitz recreated the famed photo of Miller in Hitler’s bathtub with the Winslet to mark the upcoming biopic Lee.