September 17, 2008 / 9:14 AM / 9 years ago

Nicole Kidman digs archeological adventure

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Nicole Kidman is attached to star in and produce “The Eighth Wonder,” an action-adventure centering on an archeological discovery that sets off a globe-spanning race.

<p>Nicole Kidman speaks during a news conference at the United Nations Headquarters in New York April 22, 2008. . REUTERS/Brendan McDermid</p>

The script will be written for 20th Century Fox by Simon Kinberg, who pitched it to the studio.

Kidman and Kinberg met when working on “Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” which the scribe wrote and the actress was to have starred in. When she dropped out because of scheduling reasons, the two teamed for an untitled spy thriller that never came to fruition. But Kidman and Kinberg looked for something to work on together, and “The Eighth Wonder” was ultimately hatched.

Kidman next stars in Fox’s latest Baz Luhrmann extravaganza, “Australia,” which opens November 26.

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