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Nicole Kidman Eyes 'Our Wild Life' With Phillip Noyce

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 3, 2011 8:08 AM
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Just before the end of last year, there was a little bit of an update on the Phillip Noyce front. While he ruled out directing a sequel to "Salt," we heard that he was eyeing the true life conversation story "Our Wild Life." And then that was all we had heard. The film has a bit of an interesting history. Lat year Nick Cassavetes (”The Notebook”) was circling the project—then known as “Peaceable Kingdom” or “Elephant Orphanage”—but he bailed acrimoniously in what resulted in an ugly lawsuit. Slightly more tantalizingly, Walter Salles (”The Motorcycle Diaries”) became attached to the project later on and Julia Roberts was rumored to have been eyeing the lead. Salles is now off the project and Roberts’ participation never seemed to materialize. Rumors then pegged Kate Winslet as having been offered the lead role, but her reps denied involvement (other actresses said to be interested at one point were Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Drew Barrymore). Well, it looks like one of those names is possibly back in the mix.

Phillip Noyce Won't Direct 'Salt 2,' But He Could Take On 'Our Wild Life'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 22, 2010 4:27 AM
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Exclusive: There was talk of a sequel to the Angelina Jolie-led action spy flick, "Salt" -- as directed by Phillip Noyce -- almost as soon as the picture came out. Was "Salt" successful? The recently released DVD might help determine that final figure, but with a reported budget of $110 million (not including the $30-$40m in P&A), the film only grossed $118 million domestically. Bomb, right? Not quite. The overseas haul -- where Jolie is still a bigger draw -- amassed to a total just shy of $300 million. That's not too bad.

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