Production Weekly has the scoop on two Nicole Kidman projects: In one, she’s a woman in a small town who discovers her neighbors are apparently being replaced by conformist drones. Sounds like a sequel to The Stepford Wives, but it’s actually the umpteenth remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. PW reports that production begins on the Warner Bros. feature in Baltimore in October.
After three Hollywood remakes in two years, Kidman will earn some art-house cred (in the Dogville sense) by starring in A Lady From Shanghai for the Hong Kong master Wong Kar-Wai (In the Mood for Love). Title aside, it’s apparently not a remake of the Orson Welles-Rita Hayworth classic; rather, it’s a thriller that would star Kidman as a 1950s woman in love with a spy. It will also mark Wong’s first European film, with locations said to include St. Petersburg, Russia. Wong is one of the coolest directors alive (I’ve met him, and he keeps his sunglasses on indoors, that’s how cool he is), so I’m looking forward to this.
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