Apparently, Nicole Kidman was serious about that whole “quitting acting” thing. According to Variety, although she was officially signed on to star alongside Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Brolin, Naomi Watts and Freida Pinto in Woody Allen‘s upcoming project, she has decided to leave the project.
She says she is stepping down due to “a scheduling conflict” with Kidman’s other project, Rabbit Hole, which she herself is producing with through her company Rabbit Hole Productions. Her movie stars Aaron Eckhart and is being directed by John Cameron-Mitchell and filming on the East Coast this summer, the exact same time that Allen will be shooting in London.
This is not a first for Kidman. She has stepped down from numerous roles before including Manderlay, The Reader, The Producers, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
So the question is, who will be taking her place? So far there has been no word on any possible replacements. If they’re going for someone who has replaced her before that would be Uma Thurman, Kate Winslet, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Angelina Jolie. But maybe they’ll go for someone new. How about Maria Bello? After Downloading Nancy, she could use something a bit lighter. Or Toni Collette? I could see he in a Woody Allen film.
Who do you think should replace her?