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Kate Winslet Replaces Nicole Kidman in "The Reader"

Posted: January 9th, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Kate Winslet Replaces Nicole Kidman in "The Reader"Submit Comment
Kate Winslet will replace Nicole Kidman to take the lead in the Stephen Daldry-directed film "The Reader." Kidman dropped out Monday, citing her pregnancy as the reason.

Principal photography on the pic began late last year in Berlin and the eastern city of Goerlitz, and filming was set to continue this month with Kidman, who had yet to shoot any scenes of the film.

Author Bernhard Schlink began dishing news Tuesday that Winslet would take over the role opposite Ralph Fiennes and up-and-coming German actor David Kross (Tough Enough). Sources confirmed the casting.

Drama concerns a teen who falls for an enigmatic older woman in postwar Germany.

Winslet is no stranger to the script: She was the first choice but was unable to do the movie because of a scheduling conflict with "Revolutionary Road." Kidman then took the role, and the filmmakers built in a hiatus to accommodate her when the production of "Australia" went longer than expected.

By the time Kidman withdrew from the project because she and husband Keith Urban are expecting a baby, Winslet was available again, and the film will remain on schedule.

Click here to read more about "The Reader."

Source: Variety


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