Kidman signs on to Rudnick's
reports that Nicole Kidman will star in a new screen adaptation of Ira Levin's novel
The Stepford Wives
with a screenplay by gay writer Paul Rudnick. Rudnick is reteaming with
In & Out
director Frank Oz in retelling the story of a new arrival in a Connecticut suburb who wonders why all the other wives are so obsessed with housework. The new version is said to be more contemporary--not only have the ladies' station wagons become minivans and SUVs, but Rudnick has also changed the tone of the piece from a thriller to a sophisticated black comedy. Out mogul Scott Rudin will coproduce with Donald DeLine; no shooting date has been set, although Kidman is expected to step into the production following her work on
directed by Jonathan Glazer for New Line.