Twenty years after "Titanic," Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet is teaming up with director James Cameron again, this time for the continuing "Avatar" saga.
"Kate and I have been looking for something to do together for 20 years, since our collaboration on 'Titanic,' which was one of the most rewarding of my career," Cameron said in a statement prepared for Deadline. "I can't wait to see her bring the character of Ronal to life."
For the moment, no further news about Winslet's role has been communicated.
By the time she appeared in "Titanic," Winslet was already well known in film circles for her performance in "Sense and Sensibility" two years earlier.
Since then, she has been acclaimed for a broad range of acting achievements, from supporting roles in biographical films "Iris" and "Steve Jobs" to Michel Gondry's Charlie Kaufman-penned "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," and dramas like "Little Children," "Revolutionary Road" and "The Reader," the last of which saw her finally receive an Oscar after six previous nominations.
Cameron was already a household name following "The Terminator" and its sequel as well as "Aliens."
"The Abyss" and "True Lies" may not have been as well received at review, but both doubled their production budget upon release.
After "Titanic," he directed two underwater documentaries before the release of off-world, alien exploration feature "Avatar."
Four more entries to the franchise are expected, debuting in 2020, 2021, 2024 and 2025 respectively.
Cameron began filming on the first of those -- the franchise's second entry overall -- on September 25 in California, USA.
The feature film brings back Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver from 2009's original.
That first "Avatar" movie is currently the highest grossing feature in the history of cinema, a title it obtained on the way to a $2.7 billion box office take, but only after it had surpassed second-placed "Titanic."
After its initial theatrical run concluded, "Avatar" was re-released, in 2010, as was "Titanic," whose 2012 3D remaster nudged it from a box office of $1.8bn to $2.1bn worldwide.