Sound the siren: Nicole Kidman is stepping into the shoes of an LAPD detective for her latest project.
EW has confirmed the Emmy- and Oscar-winning actress will star in Karyn Kusama’s upcoming crime thriller Destroyer, playing a hardened cop who, in her early career, infiltrated a cult-like gang on an undercover mission in the California desert. Many years later, the leader of the gang re-emerges, forcing the adversaries back together.
Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, who previously worked with Kusama on the heroine flick Aeon Flux and 2015’s horror hit The Invitation, wrote the script for Destroyer, and will produce the film alongside their director.
Speaking to The Guardian for an interview published in March, Kusama said the project is sees her “living in the genre space again,” calling the film a “personal epic–a beautiful character study of an incredible female that we haven’t seen in this genre before.”
Kidman, hot off her first Emmy win for her performance in HBO’s Big Little Lies, has worked with several other prominent female filmmakers in the recent past, including Sofia Coppola (The Beguiled) and Jane Campion (Top of the Lake: China Girl) earlier this year.
The Tracking Board‘s Jeff Sneider first reported the Destroyer news in August, though confirmation from Kidman’s camp didn’t come until today.