Newsblast dateline: August 19, 1999
Kate Winslet will not play the heroic shield-maiden Eowyn in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
New Line executive Michael De Luca reports Kate bowed out because of the project's length. De Luca also reports that a full cast list should be available next month.
Winslet didn't really say this, but "Hey, I have one blockbuster under my belt," she added, "I'd rather do weepy art films. And lots of them, baby. Emoting rules!"