KATE WINSLET has replaced NICOLE KIDMAN in World War II drama THE READER, after
the pregnant Australian actress pulled out of the project.
Kidman on Monday (07Jan08) confirmed she is expecting a baby with her husband
She was due to start shooting the adaptation of German author Bernhard
Schlink’s book with director Stephen Daldry later this month (Jan08), but
withdrew from the movie after learning of her pregnancy.
And now Winslet, who was originally offered the role but had to decline
because the shoot clashed with her commitments to upcoming film Revolutionary
Road, has now signed up to star in The Reader opposite Ralph Fiennes.