Amenabar taking turn at English pic

CANNES — Nicole Kidman is set to play the lead in Spanish director Alejandro Amenabar’s first English-lingo pic, the supernatural suspense drama “The Others.”

Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner’s Paramount-based C/W Prods. is in talks to exec produce the pic, skedded for a February shoot in Spain.

Miramax has acquired all English-speaking territories for “The Others.” Sogetel is negotiating to bring Studio Canal Plus into the project as a co-production partner. Canal Plus may also take on sales rights for the rest of the world.

In the pic, Kidman will play a mother of two children who becomes isolated and caught up in what becomes a Gothic thriller.

Amenabar’s relationship with C/W was established when Artisan Entertainment acquired U.S. rights to the helmer’s 1997 sci-fi thriller “Open Your Eyes” and C/W bought English-lingo remake rights.

“Others” is budgeted at $15 million-$20 million and backed by Sogecable subsid Sogetel. Producers on the pic are Sogetel CEO Fernando Bovaira, Jose Luis Guerda and Sunmin Park.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0