Crowe and Kidman to unite in Aussie Film
After a failed attempt to work with Eucalyptus, Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman watch with Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann. All three are Australians.
Crowe and Kidman have signed to die in what is called an epic Australian Outback movie that was included in the years up to and including World War II. The film, the codename Project Oklahoma, will begin in the 1930s and extend to the Japanese bombing of the tropical city of Darwin in 1942.
Weve has spoken for over seven years that we need to do something in Australia. Luhrmann told the Sydney Morning Herald.
Kidman said she looked forward to a unique Australian story with Crowe, which she called her good friend.
Luhrmann compared the film to Gone with the Wind and Lawrence of Arabia. Collaborative scriptwriter Stuart Beattie will work with Luhrmann on the screenplay for the film.
Kidman had a work history with Luhrmann, who had the three-minute-million dollar-Chanel No. 5-Direction in which Kidman launched the death.
The rumor budget for the film is reported to be about $ 40 million in Australian currency, equivalent to about $ 30 million in US dollars. Filming will begin in August, and the film will be released in 2007.