‘Ammonite’ Trailer: Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan Unite in Francis Lee’s Lesbian Romance

With the first-time pairing of Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan, plus the return of “God’s Own Country” writer-director Francis Lee, “Ammonite” has ranked high on the list of the year’s most anticipated films since Neon acquired distribution rights to the romance drama in January.

The first official trailer for the movie has now debuted online, and it combines a similar narrative to “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” with the carnal passion that made “God’s Own Country” such a directorial breakthrough for Lee in 2017.Oscar winner Winslet leads “Ammonite” as famed British paleontologist Mary Anning.

Lee’s script is set during the 1920s in a coastal town in the United Kingdom where Anning befriends a London woman (Ronan) to whom she must unexpectedly play nursemaid.

The supporting cast includes Fiona Shaw, James McArdle, Gemma Jones, and Lee’s “God’s Own Country” actor Alec Secăreanu.“Ammonite” is an official selection

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