Kate Winslet to play Austrian kidnap victim?

Last Updated: Jun 17, 2010, 09:27 AM IST

London: Oscar award winning actress Kate Winslet is tipped to play Austrian kidnap victim Natascha Kampusch in a new film.

Natascha made headlines after escaping her abductor Wolfgang Priklopil in 2006 having been held in his cellar for eight years. Priklopil had abducted her as she made her way to school and after her escaope, he commited suicide by throwing himself under a train.

Director Bernd Eichinger has revealed that the `Titanic` star is his favourite to play Natascha in the film, which will explore her life and ordeal, reports a news website.

IANS

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