Winslet to replace pregnant Kidman

Nicole's baby is great news for Kate!
Wednesday , 09 January 2008
Ron Perlman
Ron Perlman

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 confirmed she is expecting a baby with hubby Keith Urban. She was due to start shooting the adaptation of German author Bernhard Schlink's book with director Stephen Daldry later this month, but withdrew from the movie after learning she was preggers.

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 signed up to star in The Reader opposite Ralph Fiennes. (More money? We presume so).