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New role for Kate

The Reader star Kate Winslet is being considered for the role of Natascha Kampusch, who was kidnapped in Austria when she was ten years old.

entertainment Updated: Jun 20, 2010 01:23 IST

Kate WinsletThe Reader star Kate Winslet is being considered for the role of Natascha Kampusch, who was kidnapped in Austria when she was ten years old.

According to The Guardian, German filmmaker Bernd Echinger will direct the movie, reports the New York Daily News.

Echinger is determined to cast the British actress in the movie. However, Winslet is both the wrong age and nationality to play the young victim.

Kampusch was kidnapped at the age of 10 in Austria and was 18 when she managed to escape from her kidnapper, Wolfgang Priklopil, in 2006.