Kate Winslet tipped to star in Woody Allen's new film

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Woody Allen has his eye on British star Kate Winslet for his new movie.

Sources have told Variety that the award-winning filmmaker is already lining up his next project, and wants Kate in a top role.

Kate is said to be in final talks about signing up for the film.

So far the title and plot details are being kept a secret, but it is thought that Woody and Kate will start shooting later this year.

Woody Allen in Cannes
Woody Allen (Thibault Camus/AP/PA)

Kate, 40, can next be seen in drama Collateral Beauty.

Woody's latest movie, Cafe Society, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last month.