Aaron Eckhart runs to ‘Rabbit Hole’

Nicole Kidman co-stars in film

Aaron Eckhart is in talks to star opposite Nicole Kidman in the bigscreen adaptation of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Broadway play “Rabbit Hole.”

John Cameron Mitchell (“Shortbus”) is directing and Kidman’s producing through her Fox-based Blossom Films banner. The deal for Eckhart comes two years after Kidman signed on (Daily Variety, Jan. 5, 2007).

Olympus Pictures and Odd Lot Entertainment are financing and producing with Blossom. Besides Kidman, Per Saari will produce with Leslie Urdang and

Dean Vanech of Olympus and with Gigi Pritzker of Odd Lot. Bill Lischak and Linda McDonough will exec produce. A spring start is planned.

Lindsay-Abaire’s adapting his story of a happily married couple whose lives are disrupted after their 4-year-old son is killed in a traffic accident and the redemptive journey they must undertake to regain happiness.

Eckhart’s starring in “Rum Diary” alongside Johnny Depp, Richard Jenkins and Giovanni Ribisi.

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