Nicole Kidman to Star in Rabbit Hole Film; Lindsay-Abaire Will Pen Screenplay
05 Jan 2007
Nicole Kidman will star in the film version of David Lindsay-Abaire's Broadway drama Rabbit Hole for Fox Searchlight, according to Variety.
Lindsay-Abaire will adapt his Tony-nominated play for Kidman, who will also produce under her production company Blossom Films.
Kidman will star as Becca, the mother at the center of the story of a couple dealing with the loss of their son. Cynthia Nixon ("Sex and the City") originated the role on Broadway and Amy Ryan ("The Wire") recently played the role in Los Angeles. Nixon received a Tony Award for her performance.
Lindsay-Abaire recently penned the book for the new musical High Fidelity and is also at work on a stage adaptation of Shrek. Other plays include Fuddy Meers and Kimberly Akimbo.
Actress Kidman appeared on the Broadway stage in David Hare's The Blue Room. The actress is well-known for her film work in the movie musical "Moulin Rouge" as well as in "The Hours," "Cold Mountain," "The Others," "To Die For" and "Dead Calm," among others.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.