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September 18, 2008 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | September 18, 2008 |

nicolekidm_soul__50957752_600.jpgThe world’s most useless actress is doing something she hasn’t done before: She’s angling to star in an action movie. She’s signed on to The 8th Wonder, an action-adventure film about an archeological discovery that sets off a globe-spanning race. Simon Kinberg (Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Night at the Museum 2) has been signed to write the script, and Kidman will produce.

Though plot details are sketchy, here’s the kicker: It’s being described as a “movie that will be to Raiders of the Lost Ark what the Bourne movies are to James Bond movies: a character-driven, treasure-hunting thriller.” Really. You had to go there, did you? I could see it working, but only if Nicole Kidman is thrown from a ship, loses her memory, and the movie ends immediately thereafter.

Otherwise, I’m not buying Nicole Kidman as an action star — you can’t go from Virginia Wolff to Mrs. Indiana Jones. It’s like casting Harrison Ford in a big-budget comedy. It just doesn’t compute, man. I mean, unless the 8th Wonder is the ability to look young without having your facial skin pinched back with clothes pins.

It's Not What You Think / Dustin Rowles

Industry | September 18, 2008 |

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