Ten years after starring together in James Cameron’s blockbuster Titanic, Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicaprio will partner up again to star in Revolutionary Road from Dreamworks.
The film will be directed by Winslet’s husband Sam Mendes (American Beauty) and is based off a 1961 novel about post-war disillusionment by Richard Yates. Winslet and Dicaprio will star as a happy couple in the fifties whose lives are thrown into turmoil as they struggle with being themselves and the pressure of conformity.
Along with BBC Films, the film will be produced by Mendes, Bobby Cohen, John N. Hart, and Scott Rudin.
“As one of the most venerated post-war American novels, it is both fitting and thrilling that it’s come together with this extraordinary group of artists,” Rudin said.
Mendes is set to begin lensing the film this summer which may make way for a release sometime in 2008.