Nicole Kidman joins forces with Amazon Studios for “sexy date night” project

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Nicole Kidman is following up Big Little Lies with some great-sounding projects.

Nicole Kidman has been on a run of excellent work recently, both in front of and behind the camera.

She won an Emmy and a Golden Globe, plus more, for her turn as Celeste Wright in the adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies, on which she also served as executive producer.

And she’s working with Moriarty again to adapt the author’s latest book, Nine Perfect Strangers, for the small screen.

Now Amazon Studios’ head Jennifer Salke has given more details about Kidman’s partnership with the company, which was first announced last year.

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Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon in season one of Big Little Lies

In addition to developing shows for Amazon Prime and films for theatrical release, Kidman’s Blossom Films will work on a category called “sexy date night” films , which the actress came up with.

Speaking to Deadline, Salke said that she met Kidman a week after starting at Amazon Studios, and the actress “was like, where are the movies like Basic Instinct and Cruel Intentions and No Way Out, those movies that you want to watch at home?”

Kidman and other producers will work with Amazon Studios to produce films that go directly onto the streaming service, and we won’t have long to wait before seeing them on our screens.

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Salke said the company will move “quickly” on the Kidman deal, and is “already looking at movies that were existing scripts”.

And she added: “There’s no limit on material, and there’s also no limit on interesting, new, diverse voices that are putting out incredible material and have great ideas.”

Amazon Studios is developing films that Kidman is already attached to, as well as the adaptation of The Expatriates by Janice Y.K. Lee, described by Salke as a “big, huge TV show set in Hong Kong that’s being written and scheduled to start soon”. Salke said there were also “other TV things, plus the DTS (direct to streaming) strategy” in the deal.

Whatever Kidman goes on to do with Amazon Studios, we can be sure it will have us glued to the screen. 

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Sarah Shaffi

Sarah Shaffi is a freelance journalist and editor. She reads more books a week than is healthy, and balances this out with copious amounts of TV. She writes regularly about popular culture, particularly how it reflects and represents society.

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