July 15, 2006

Kidman Gets Busy

Married life appears to agree with Nicole Kidman, at least if her recent career choices are any indication. (Then again, maybe married life is wretched and she needs to throw herself into her work to get away from her hubby's non-stop country crooning.) Dark Horizons reports that Paul Bettany has convinced her to star in the first of the His Dark Materials trilogy, a controversial epic by Phillip Pullman viewed as the "athiests' answer" to C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia. I've never read it, but Kim says it's a good. Kidman will also star opposite Al Pacino in a new adaptation of Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution. (Formerly done in 1957 starring Tyrone Power and Marlene Dietrich.) Finally, she'll star in Headhunters, a tale of four New Jersey gals who go to Monte Carlo pretending to be heiresses in the search for rich husbands. Sounds like a take on Edith Wharton's The Buccaneers. For a great version of that, check out the 1995 miniseries starring Mira Sorvino and Carla Gugino. -- Amy

1 comment:

  1. You would love the Philip Pullman books. They're amazing, and some of the best YA novels to hit the shelves in ages. In fact, at my B&N, they're on the adult shelf. You should definitely read them.

    I like the idea of Paul Bettany in the movie as well. My handsome neighbor!