No doubt Nicole Kidman’s agent has been busy lately, as the actress has just signed on to two projects opposite a pair of high profile leading men: Nicolas Cage and Clive Owen. Joel Schumacher (Twelve) will direct Kidman and Cage in the action-adventure film Trespass. According to Variety, the script from Karl Gajdusek and Eli Richbourg follows “a husband and wife taken hostage by four brutal perpetrators seeking easy cash. Complications ensue amid the unexpected discovery of betrayal and deception.” Nu Image/Milleninum Films is targeting an August start date in Louisiana, likely ending in time for Cage to star in either Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance or National Treasure 3.
Hit the jump for the details on Kidman’s other project, the HBO movie Hemingway & Gellhorn.
Deadline reports that Sopranos star James Gandolfini has been trying to realize the story of Ernest Hemingway and lover Martha Gellhorn for six years now. The competitive literary minds challenged each other throughout a “tumultuous romance and subsequent five-year marriage”— Gellhorn reportedly inspired one of Hemingway’s most acclaimed novels, For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Gandolfini was attached to star in 2004, when it was destined for theaters. The project has been based at HBO since 2006 and took four more years to ripen. Now Gandolfini will produce, Kidman and Owen will star as the famous couple, and Philip Kaufman is set to direct from a script by Barbara Turner and Jerry Stahl. Filming will commence next year in Northern California.
Kidman recently finished shooting the Adam Sandler/Jennifer Aniston comedy Just Go with It, and will soon film The Rabbit Hole with Aaron Eckhart, Sandra Oh, and Dianne Wiest.