Natascha Kampusch kidnap ordeal to be made into feature film

The film's working title, 3096, is taken from the number of days Natascha Kampusch was held captive by Wolfgang Priklopil

The ordeal of an Austrian woman who was kept locked in a cellar for eight years is to be turned into a feature film involving members of the team who produced a hit biopic about Hitler's last days in his bunker.

The €6m (£4.9m) film about Natascha Kampusch has the working title 3096 after the number of days she was held hostage by her kidnapper, Wolfgang Priklopil, before escaping in 2006. The production crew aim to capture her claustrophobic nightmare by recreating in the studio an exact replica of her 2m x 3m cell.

The screenplay was drafted by Bernd Eichinger, the main force behind the 2007 hit film Downfall about Hitler's last days. Eichinger based his screenplay on several intense discussions with Kampusch in the months before his death in January 2011.

Cinematographer Michael Ballhaus,

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