Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Podcast 176: Ed Skrein
Podcast refuelled!
Exclusive Trailer For Listen To Me Marlon
Brando in his own words
New Poster For The Hallow Online
Plus director Corin Hardy shows us his sketchbook
Vincent D'Onofrio to Direct The Kid
Moving behind the camera with a Western
Joe Carnahan Finally Shoots Five Against A Bullet
Long-gestating project gets green light
Sofia Vergara Joins The Brits Are Coming
Starring with Uma Thurman and Tim Roth
Sam Worthington Clashes With The Titan
Ruth Wilson to co-star
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
13 August 2015
Naomi Watts Opens The Book Of Henry
Joining Colin Trevorrow's mystery project
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
While We're Young (2015)
Empire Star Rating
The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) (2015)
Empire Star Rating
St. Vincent (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Paddington (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Kidman And Watts, Together At Last
Nicole and Naomi face off in new drama

16 February 2007  |  Written by   |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

They've been BFFs (best friends forever) since, well, forever, but Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman have never found a Hollywood project to do together* - until now. Yes, the bosom buddies will be starring together in Need, a 'sexy' thriller due to start late this autumn.

Sadly for the chums, they'll be playing archenemies: Watts takes the role of a psychiatrist, and Kidman is the unstable patient who steals her husband. So probably not so much with the slumber parties and painting each other's toenails then.

The film will be directed by Ryan Murphy, the guy behind the success of Nip/Tuck and the rather less success of his film debut  Running With Scissors. He's just signed a new mega-deal with Fox, which guarantees him $4 million a year for three years, plus $2 million to keep his production company running smoothly, plus another $6 million if Nip/Tuck runs into a sixth season.

In return, he'll be overseeing the fifth season of the show, and the creation of a pilot for his new series "4oz" (about a married sportswriter who decides to have a sex change operation and the effect this has on his 'gender-conflicted' teenage sons), and coming up with new shows for Fox's FX channel, 20th Century Fox TV and the Fox Network.

As if that weren't enough, he's also gearing up another two films for Plan B Productions: Eat, Pray, Love with Julia Roberts, and Dirty Tricks with Meryl Streep, about Martha Mitchell, a player in the Watergate scandal. Sheesh, hasn't this guy heard of the concept of a holiday?

* Yes, they did appear in 1991's Australian film Flirting, but that was pre-fame for both of them.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

World Exclusive: The New Wall-E Trailer
This kicks shiny metal butt!
Aaron Eckhart Is Two Face
Joining The Dark Knight


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Evil Media: Haunted TVs, Tapes And Tunes
Ten sinister reasons to go off-grid

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)