You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Trio ready to go tell it on Miramax ‘Mountain’

Pic based on Frazier award-winning novel about the Civil War

Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Renee Zellweger are the leading candidates to round out one of the most hotly sought-after ensemble casts for Civil War drama, “Cold Mountain.”

Based on Charles Frazier’s bestselling and National Book Award winning Civil War novel, is a co-production of Miramax, MGM, Mirage Enterprises and Bona Fide Prods.

Writer-director Anthony Minghella has been huddled in casting sessions for the last two weeks, with producers saying their priority is casting the role of Inman, a wounded soldier whose Ulysses-like journey home after the War is the main thread of the novel.

Negotiations with Tom Cruise to play Inman went South earlier this year, but the pic remains in active pre-production and is moving toward a July 2002 start date. “Cold Mountain” will be shot in Europe and the American South.

Kidman, currently Oscar nominated for her role in “Moulin Rouge” would take the role of Ada, the minister’s daughter Inman left behind when he enlisted as a Confederate soldier.

Zellweger, also Oscar nominated for her perf in Miramax’s “Bridget Jones Diary” could play Ruby, the drifter who becomes Ada’s companion and hard-scrabble partner in eking a living the soil.

Miramax declined comment. Law, Kidman and Zellweger are all repped by CAA.

(Cathy Dunkley contributed to this report.)

More Film

  • Harvey Weinstein

    Colony Capital Has Three-Week Window to Avert Weinstein Co. Bankruptcy (EXCLUSIVE)

    Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Renee Zellweger are the leading candidates to round out one of the most hotly sought-after ensemble casts for Civil War drama, “Cold Mountain.” Based on Charles Frazier’s bestselling and National Book Award winning Civil War novel, is a co-production of Miramax, MGM, Mirage Enterprises and Bona Fide Prods. Writer-director Anthony […]

  • Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

    Box Office: 'Boo 2! A Madea Halloween' to Blow Away 'Geostorm' in Slow Weekend

    Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Renee Zellweger are the leading candidates to round out one of the most hotly sought-after ensemble casts for Civil War drama, “Cold Mountain.” Based on Charles Frazier’s bestselling and National Book Award winning Civil War novel, is a co-production of Miramax, MGM, Mirage Enterprises and Bona Fide Prods. Writer-director Anthony […]

  • Lionsgate Unveils "The World of The

    Lionsgate Unveils World's First 'Hunger Games' Theme Park

    Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Renee Zellweger are the leading candidates to round out one of the most hotly sought-after ensemble casts for Civil War drama, “Cold Mountain.” Based on Charles Frazier’s bestselling and National Book Award winning Civil War novel, is a co-production of Miramax, MGM, Mirage Enterprises and Bona Fide Prods. Writer-director Anthony […]

  • Lawyer: Weinstein Rape Accuser's "Biggest Regret

    Lawyer: Weinstein Rape Accuser's 'Biggest Regret Is Opening That Door'

    Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Renee Zellweger are the leading candidates to round out one of the most hotly sought-after ensemble casts for Civil War drama, “Cold Mountain.” Based on Charles Frazier’s bestselling and National Book Award winning Civil War novel, is a co-production of Miramax, MGM, Mirage Enterprises and Bona Fide Prods. Writer-director Anthony […]

  • Sylvia Hoeks Girl in the Spider's

    'Blade Runner' Breakout Sylvia Hoeks Joins 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' Sequel (EXCLUSIVE)

    Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Renee Zellweger are the leading candidates to round out one of the most hotly sought-after ensemble casts for Civil War drama, “Cold Mountain.” Based on Charles Frazier’s bestselling and National Book Award winning Civil War novel, is a co-production of Miramax, MGM, Mirage Enterprises and Bona Fide Prods. Writer-director Anthony […]

  • Heather Kerr Gloria Allred

    Former Actress Heather Kerr Accuses Harvey Weinstein of Forcing Himself on Her

    Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Renee Zellweger are the leading candidates to round out one of the most hotly sought-after ensemble casts for Civil War drama, “Cold Mountain.” Based on Charles Frazier’s bestselling and National Book Award winning Civil War novel, is a co-production of Miramax, MGM, Mirage Enterprises and Bona Fide Prods. Writer-director Anthony […]

  • nickelodeon animation loud house

    Female Animators Call for End of Culture of Sexual Harassment in Open Letter

    Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Renee Zellweger are the leading candidates to round out one of the most hotly sought-after ensemble casts for Civil War drama, “Cold Mountain.” Based on Charles Frazier’s bestselling and National Book Award winning Civil War novel, is a co-production of Miramax, MGM, Mirage Enterprises and Bona Fide Prods. Writer-director Anthony […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content