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Nicole Kidman: The Next Marilyn Monroe?

Nicole Kidman has married millionaires twice, so maybe she can bring some first-hand experience to her upcoming project: The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Kidman's Blossom Films will produce a remake of How to Marry a Millionaire, the 1953 movie starring Marilyn Monroe, for 20th Century Fox. No word yet on whether the actress will slip into the role originated by Marilyn, though HR does call it "a potential starring vehicle" for Kidman. According to the story:

Sacha Gervasi, who wrote Steven Spielberg's "The Terminal," has been tapped to pen the screenplay, which will be a contemporary-set reinterpretation of the Marilyn Monroe classic. ... Plot details for the updated "Millionaire" are being kept under wraps, but it is described as a complete overhaul of the original story.

Kidman is a great actress, but I hope she casts someone else in the Monroe role. (Anyone got any ideas besides Scarlett Johansson?) There's just something about Kidman's slender frame and chilly demeanor that fails to say "voluptuous" to me.

However, the movie actually has three main female roles (all of them women who set out to trap and marry millionaires), so perhaps Kidman could cast herself in one of the other parts, originally played by Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall. Either way, it sounds like the project has some promise.

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