Casting Bits: Nicole Kidman in ‘Spectre;’ Mark Strong in ‘Welcome to the Punch;’ Amber Heard in ‘Syrup’
Posted on Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
There’s a reason this article is illustrated with a ten-year old image of Nicole Kidman in The Others: she’s not quite a stranger to making low-budget chillers, and now she seems to be tapped for a new one. Saw and Insidious director James Wan is putting together a movie called Spectre, and a throwaway mention in a Variety report on Cannes sales mentions that Nicole Kidman is in talks to star. We don’t know what the film is, but knowing James Wan’s general M.O. I’ll let you guess the basics. Nicole Kidman already has one thriller in the can for this year (Joel Schumacher’s Trespass, with Nic Cage) and may be Park Chan-Wook’s Stoker and/or Sam Raimi’s Oz the Great and Powerful. But I’ll admit: fond memories of The Others make me hope this comes together.
After the break. Mark Strong gets ready to punch, and Amber Heard is in a film called Syrup. Read More »