Hollywood comes to Chichester as Titanic star Kate Winslet films new drama in city

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Chichester has gone Hollywood as global stars including Kate Winslet film a new movie in the city. 

The Titanic star as well as Susan Sarandon and Sam Neill are set to film ‘Blackbird’ in West Sussex. 

Kate Winslet is filming in Chichester. Picture: PA Photo/ Alex Bailey/ Lionsgate

Kate Winslet is filming in Chichester. Picture: PA Photo/ Alex Bailey/ Lionsgate

Our sister paper the Chichester Observer reports that filming in the city was confirmed after reports from readers of a film crew at East Head. 

Millennium Films, known for 'The Expendables', 'Olympus Has Fallen' and 'London Has Fallen', confirmed that they are filming the city. 

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'Blackbird' is an English-language remake of the 2014 Danish film 'Silent Heart' and follows the story of a family coming together over a weekend to be with their terminally ill mother before she takes her own life.

Her family willingly supports her decision to help her die with dignity, but her daughters begin to unravel a secret that could disrupt her with to die peacefully and on her own terms.

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Academy award winner Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking, Thelma and Louise) will join Academy Award winner Kate Winslet (The Reader, Steve Jobs, Titanic), Mia Wasikowska (Crimson Peak, Alice Through The Looking Glass, Jane Eyre) in the film which is being directed by Roger Mitchell, the man behind 'Notting Hill', 'Titanic Town' and 'Changing Lanes'.

Other actors set to feature in the film include Sam Neill (Jurassic Park), Rainn Wilson (The Office), Bex Taylor-Klaus (13 Reasons), Lindsay Duncan (Birdman) and newcomer Anson Boon (The Alienist and Crawl). 

This story originally appeared on our sister website the Chichester Observer.