Actress Kate Mara has dismissed false reports suggesting she is to star in a Tv movie based on the shocking Cleveland, Ohio kidnappings.

The House of Cards actress had reportedly been tapped to play Michelle Knight, one of three women who escaped kidnapper Ariel Castro in May last year (13) after being kept imprisoned in his home.

However, Mara subsequently took to her Twitter.com page to distance herself from the project.

Alongside a link to an article, she writes, "Wait. I did? I should call my agent..."