Magazine article Screen International

FilmNation, Adrian Lyne Join Nicole Kidman Thriller 'The Silent Wife'

Magazine article Screen International

FilmNation, Adrian Lyne Join Nicole Kidman Thriller 'The Silent Wife'

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Oscar-nominated Fatal Attraction director Adrian Lyne is set to make his directorial come-back on Nicole Kidman thriller The Silent Wife.

FilmNation has swooped on international sales rights to the package, which is seen as one of the hottest prestige titles heading into the AFM.

In Billy Ray's (Captain Phillips) buzzed-about screenplay, Kidman will play Jodi, a dedicated wife who, despite her husband Todd's frequent indiscretions, continues to play the part with immaculate precision.

When confronted with the brutal truth of him leaving her for a younger woman, Jodi will not accept defeat. What begins as a tragic dissolution of a marriage quickly spirals into a game of cat and mouse with calamitous stakes.

First reported on two years ago, the long-time Kidman passion project - based on the original bestselling book by A.S.A. Harrison - has now got fresh impetus through Oscar-nominee Ray's script and suspense thriller-drama specialist Lyne.

Kidman and Per Saari's Blossom Films (Rabbit Hole) are producing with Paula Mazur and Mitchell Kaplan's Mazur/Kaplan Company (Nim's Island) and Lyne.

Lyne, known for 80's hits including Flashdance and 1990 romance-drama Indecent Proposal, made his last directorial outing on 2002 romance-thriller Unfaithful, which starred Richard Gere and Diane Lane.

CAA, which represents Lyne, Kidman, and Ray, will handle US sales and brokered the deal with FilmNation for the latter to handle international sales.

The production will next look to cast the male lead before a potential 2016 shoot. …

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