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Kate Winslet accepts lead role in The Reader

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Kate Winslet has accepted the lead role in a film based on best-selling German novel The Reader.

Winslet is due to start filming in Berlin in the spring. The British star will replace the pregnant Nicole Kidman. Winslet is scheduled to come to Berlin for a costume fitting in the end of February, and filming should start in March, a source involved in the production of The Reader told Berliner Zeitung.

The shooting of the film started in mid-October and leading man Ralph Fiennes is already filming in Berlin. Studio Babelsberg, a prominent German film studio neighbouring Berlin, is a co-producer of the film.

The Reader is based on a book by law professor and judge Bernhard Schlink about a baby boomer and his affair with a former SS guard.

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