Nicole Kidman Starring in ‘Silent Wife’ from Director Adrian Lyne

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Nicole Kidman will star in the thriller “Silent Wife” with “Unfaithful” director Adrian Lyne on board to helm from a script by Billy Ray.

FilmNation is introducing the project to buyers at the American Film Market. CAA is handling domestic sales.

“Silent Wife” centers on a spouse who discovers that her husband is leaving her for a younger woman. She responds by beginning to plan his murder.

Kidman was most recently seen “Queen of the Desert” and “Grace of Monaco.” She’s been loosely attached to the project since 2013, when the bestseller by A.S.A. Harrison was published.

Lyne’s previous credits include “Fatal Attraction,” “Indecent Proposal” and “9 1/2 Weeks.” Ray’s credits include “The Hunger Games,” “Captain Phillips” and “The Secret in Their Eyes.”

Producers are Lyne, Kidman, Per Saari’s Blossom Films, Paula Mazur and Mitchell Kaplan’s Mazur/Kaplan Company.

CAA represents Lyne, Kidman, and Ray. Kidman is also represented by attorney Alan Wertheimer at Jackoway Tyerman and Media Talent Group. Ray is also represented by attorney Peter Nichols at Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman. Mazur/Kaplan is represented by Shelley Surpin of Surpin & Mayersohn.

The news was first reported by Screen.

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  1. John says:

    Love Nicole. With Adrian Lyne’s eye and Billy Ray’s script this could be sexy and thrilling. My favorite movies by Nicole are “To Die For”, “Eyes Wide Shut”, “Dogville”, “Rabbit Hole”, “Moulin Rouge”, “Cold Mountain”, “Portrait of a Lady”, “Death Calm”, “The Others”, “The Hours” and “Paddington”. Mediocre movies with great performances by her are “The Paperboy”, “Stoker” and “Malice” for example. This will be one of the great ones.

  2. buffalobilly says:

    good lord. her last 9 films were such flops.
    i admire their courage and belief in her eventual comeback.
    if thats possible, still
    i wont worry bout her as she made millions off her wooden Chanel ads bak when she was pop.

  3. Ian says:

    I’m so into this. Kidman is the greatest.

  4. Herby says:

    This is GREAT NEWS! I was waiting since a decade for a new Adrian Lyne film! Lyne is a visual master and great with actors. And Kidman is perfectly cast! That’s a role we haven’t seen her in yet…I really hope this is a comeback for both.
    People forget what an astonishing actress Kidman can be when directed right. Nobody took her serious at the beginning of her career, then Stanley Kubrick saw something in her…and “EWS”made her an acting queen ever since. This movie could do something similar for the new chapter in Kidman’s career, when she’s playing older women. Ms. Kidman is still stunnung to look at, but
    her roles should be more mature now and this is a perfect fit.

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