Kidman Moves Into Action Mode for Fox
Fox hopes to develop a female version of the 'Bourne' franchise for Nicole Kidman
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Simon Kinberg ("Mr. & Mrs. Smith") will write the untitled project, which is described as being Kidman's equivalent of the "Bourne" franchise.
Kidman will produce through her Blueprint Films banner. Laurence Mark and Jonathan King are also on board as producers.
Film fans with good memories will recall that Kidman was originally supposed to star in "Smith," but had to depart the smash hit due to scheduling conflicts. Kinberg then had to rewrite his female protagonist for new leading lady Angelina Jolie.
Kidman, an Oscar winner for "The Hours," has completed work on the sci-fi/horror thriller "The Visiting" and on the biopic "Fur." She's already lined up leads in the next dramedy from Noah Baumbach ("The Squid and the Whale") and in an untitled drama from Baz Luhrmann set to co-star Russell Crowe.
Other credits for Kinberg include Fox's upcoming "X-Men: The Last Stand."