Thesp to star with Kidman in sci-fier

Daniel Craig will star opposite Nicole Kidman in “Invasion,” the sci-fi thriller Joel Silver is producing for Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures.

Lensing begins next month, with German helmer Oliver Hirschbiegel (“Downfall”) making his English-language studio directing debut.

Craig will play a doctor who helps Kidman’s character figure out how to save her 10-year-old son from being overtaken by aliens. The boy’s fate could hold the key to stopping the entire human race from being decimated.

“Invasion” was originally viewed as a remake of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” but David Kajganich’s script was different enough that the studio now views it as an original.

Craig, whose credits include “Layer Cake” and “Sylvia,” will next be seen on the big screen in Steven Spielberg’s “Munich.”

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