OSCAR nominee Naomi Watts has confirmed she will take on the role made famous by Fay Wray in Peter Jackson's remake of King Kong.

The 21 GRAMS beauty - who is hotly tipped to give favourite CHARLIZE THERON a run for her money at February's glitzy ceremony - will play damsel in distress ANN WARREN in the eagerly-anticipated movie.

She says, "I will sit in the hand of King Kong."

The film - Jackson's first since completing the revered Lord Of The Rings trilogy - will start shooting in August (04) and be released in December 2005.

29/01/2004 20:58