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  • Baz Luhrmann teams with Kidman & Crowe - Production Weekly February 7, 2006

    Baz Luhrmann Prepping Untitled Epic
    Source: Production Weekly
    February 7, 2006


    Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!) is scheduled to begin principal photography in July or August on his Australian-set period epic starring Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe, reports Production Weekly.

    The site says rehearsals start in May on the romance that is being compared to Gone with the Wind. It is set around the time of World War II and will be shot in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia on a set created from scratch by Luhrmann.

    Luhrmann is collaborating with Collateral screenwriter and fellow Aussie Stuart Beattie on the film, which is expected to be made through 20th Century Fox
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    http://www.productionweekly.com/site.html
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    Re: Baz Luhrmann teams with Kidman & Crowe - Production Weekly February 7, 2006

    lets hope this goes better than "Eucalyptus"
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      Re: Baz Luhrmann teams with Kidman & Crowe - Production Weekly February 7, 2006

      Baz Luhrman's a great director... of course it will be!

      (For the record, I have no idea what this "Eucalyptus" that you speak of is.)
      -Tim

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        Re: Baz Luhrmann teams with Kidman & Crowe - Production Weekly February 7, 2006

        I thought the same thing DQ!

        5/5/2005
        According to Variety, Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman, stymied earlier this year in an attempt to make all-Australian pic "Eucalyptus," are poised to try again with a period epic that Baz Luhrmann will direct later this year.

        Formal offers haven't been made, but both thesps are being wooed heavily by the filmmaker, who is collaborating with Collateral scribe and fellow Aussie Stuart Beattie on a romance being called an Oz Gone With the Wind and expected to be made through Fox.

        Crowe and Kidman were Down Under and days away from making Fox Searchlight's "Eucalyptus" with director Jocelyn Moorhouse when the plug was pulled over Crowe's dissatisfaction with a script rewrite.
        http://movieweb.com/news/38/7738.php
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          Re: Baz Luhrmann teams with Kidman & Crowe - Production Weekly February 7, 2006

          Just so long as I don't have to hear Russell Crowe sing!
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            Re: Baz Luhrmann teams with Kidman & Crowe - Production Weekly February 7, 2006

            Originally posted by Grumpy4
            Just so long as I don't have to hear Russell Crowe sing!
            Is he that bad? I've never heard his band....
            -Tim

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              Re: Baz Luhrmann teams with Kidman & Crowe - Production Weekly February 7, 2006

              Originally posted by FrumiousBoojum
              Is he that bad? I've never heard his band....
              30 odd foot of grunts
              Enjoy! http://www.gruntland.com/tofog.htm
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                Re: Baz Luhrmann teams with Kidman & Crowe - Production Weekly February 7, 2006

                Kidman Gets Her Chance with Crowe
                Thursday Feb 23, 2006 8:00am EST
                People.com
                By Stephen M. Silverman


                CREDIT: GAMMA; JPI

                With their loudly trumpeted movie project Eucalyptus having fallen through last year, Australia's most highly visible international movie stars, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe, are finally getting ready to costar on the screen.

                Though no title has been announced, Kidman's Moulin Rouge director, Baz Luhrmann, says the new project will be Australian historical epic to be shot in the Outback starting in August.

                http://people.aol.com/people/article...162295,00.html
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                  Re: Baz Luhrmann teams with Kidman & Crowe - Production Weekly February 7, 2006

                  Originally posted by ALIASd
                  30 odd foot of grunts
                  Enjoy! http://www.gruntland.com/tofog.htm
                  Interesting... don't think I'd buy their albums, but definately has a lot of 80s and 90s alternative influence in there...

                  He doesn't sound that bad as a singer, though. He's gotta be pretty good to be Eddie and Dr. Scott in The Rocky Horror Show.
                  -Tim

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                  • #10
                    Re: Baz Luhrmann teams with Kidman & Crowe - Production Weekly February 7, 2006

                    Baz Luhrmann Epic on Hold
                    Source: The Australian
                    March 30, 2006


                    Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!) has confirmed to The Australian that his untitled period epic starring Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe is currently awaiting a green light from Fox. The film was previously expected to start shooting this summer. The full article, which is available at the link above, mentions that the romantic epic begins in the mid-1930s and ends with its major set-piece, the 1942-43 Japanese bombing of Darwin.
                    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=13883
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                    • #11
                      Re: Baz Luhrmann teams with Kidman & Crowe - Production Weekly February 7, 2006

                      Crowe, Kidman foiled again in movie plans
                      Tue Apr 4, 2006 12:46 PM ET
                      By Anne Thompson

                      LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Baz Luhrmann's untitled 1930s drama starring Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman, which was eyeing a September start date in Australia, has been pushed back to February because of scheduling conflicts and budget debates with 20th Century Fox, sources have confirmed.
                      Crowe is set to reunite with "Gladiator" director Ridley Scott in July on Universal's "American Gangster," and won't be ready in time for Luhrmann's project. The Universal film, which will shoot in New York, also stars Denzel Washington as a Harlem heroin druglord, while Crowe will play a New York City detective, a role originally set for Benicio Del Toro.
                      Kidman, meanwhile, began work this week on writer/director Noah Baumbach's follow-up to "The Squid and the Whale." Set in New York state, the untitled family drama co-stars Jack Black, and Jennifer Jason Leigh as Kidman's sister. It is being produced by Paramount's specialty division.
                      Crowe and Kidman have been looking to work together since another Australian project, Fox Searchlight's "Eucalyptus," fell apart a year ago reportedly because of script concerns.
                      Luhrmann, who previously worked with Kidman in "Moulin Rouge," had begun hiring crew on his ambitious $150 million Australian outback saga, but they are now free to seek other employment. Fox declined comment.
                      Crowe recently told the Sydney Morning Herald that he was still keen to do the Luhrmann film, and that the director was keeping him apprised of developments.
                      "We talk ... he is mysterious," Crowe told the paper. "(But) it's all good."
                      http://today.reuters.com/news/newsAr...archived=False
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                      • #12
                        Re: Baz Luhrmann teams with Kidman & Crowe - Production Weekly February 7, 2006

                        Crowe Exits Luhrmann's Australian Epic
                        Source: Variety
                        May 31, 2006


                        Russell Crowe, who said yes long ago to starring with Nicole Kidman in director Baz Luhrmann's (Moulin Rouge!) untitled Australian period epic for 20th Century Fox, departed last week after disagreements with the studio.

                        Variety says that reports that have Heath Ledger replacing Crowe are not accurate. In fact, the Brokeback Mountain star passed on the role.

                        Kidman and Luhrmann are still attached to the project, which Fox is going forward with.

                        http://www.variety.com/
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                        • #13
                          Re: Baz Luhrmann teams with Kidman & Crowe - Production Weekly February 7, 2006

                          WOW - nice save!

                          Jackman Joins Kidman in Luhrmann's Epic

                          Source: Twentieth Century Fox
                          June 7, 2006


                          Hugh Jackman, just off the record-breaking success of X-Men: The Last Stand, has agreed to star with Nicole Kidman in writer-director Baz Luhrmann's as yet untitled epic.

                          Jackman, one of today's most in-demand and busiest talents, chose the Luhrmann film over the myriad projects he has been offered in recent weeks. His next film set for release, Darren Aronofsky's The Fountain, is already receiving strong critical buzz. Also awaiting release for the actor are Woody Allen's Scoop and Christopher Nolan's The Prestige.

                          Luhrmann's film, a romantic action-adventure set in northern Australia prior to World War II, centers on an English aristocrat (Kidman) who inherits a ranch the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn cattle driver (Jackman) to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier.

                          With his new film, Luhrmann is painting on a vast canvass, creating a cinematic experience that brings together romance, drama, adventure and spectacle.

                          The film begins pre-production October 2006 and production commences in Australia in February 2007. A third lead, a dark rival for the heroine's love and land, will be announced shortly.

                          http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=14883
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