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Nicole Kidman Is Barely Recognizable in Brunette Wig While Filming New Thriller Destroyer

Fans have never seen Nicole Kidman like this before!

The 50-year-old actress was spotted on the Los Angeles set of her new thriller Destroyer on Monday, rocking a short, flippy brunette wig and what appeared to be a faux tan.

It’s not the first time Kidman has undergone a shocking physical transformation for a role using makeup and wigs. In 2002, she donned a prosthetic nose to play Virginia Woolf in the film The Hours — a performance that would go on to win her an Oscar.

This year, in the Australian crime drama Top of the Lake: China Girl, Kidman
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Film News Roundup: Pedro Pascal to Star in Barry Jenkins’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

Film News Roundup: Pedro Pascal to Star in Barry Jenkins’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’
In today’s film news roundup, Pedro Pascal joins the cast of Barry Jenkins’ drama “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Nicole Kidman’s “The Destroyer” completes its cast, and Iatse chief Matthew Loeb gets an honor.

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Games of Thrones” star Pedro Pascal has joined the cast of Barry Jenkins’ drama “If Beale Street Could Talk,” opposite Stephan James, Colman Domingo, Brian Tyree Henry, and Regina King.

If Beale Street Could Talk” is adapted from the 1974 James Baldwin novel of the same name about a pregnant Harlem woman whose lover is falsely accused of rape. Production companies are Jenkins’ Pastel company, Brad Pitt’s Plan B, and Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures, which is also financing the film.

“Beale Street” is the first movie for Jenkins since “Moonlight” won the best picture Academy Award. The film marks the first feature under the production pact between Pastel and Annapurna and is also part of Plan B’s production
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Beau Knapp, Jade Pettyjohn, Toby Huss & More Cast In Karyn Kusama’s ‘Destroyer’

Beau Knapp, Jade Pettyjohn, Toby Huss & More Cast In Karyn Kusama’s ‘Destroyer’
Beau Knapp (The Nice Guys, upcoming Death Wish), Jade Pettyjohn (School of Rock, upcoming Trial by Fire), Toby Huss (Halt and Catch Fire, upcoming LAbyrinth), Zach Villa (Dan Is Dead), James Jordan (Wind River), and Shamier Anderson (Shots Fired) have come aboard Karyn Kusama's crime thriller, Destroyer, which stars Nicole Kidman. The film, written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, is currently shooting in Los Angeles. It follows Lapd detective Erin Bell (Kidman) who, as a…
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Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell and Scoot McNairy cast in Destroyer

Karyn Kusama’s crime thriller Destroyer, starring Nicole Kidman, has just gained several new cast members, with Bradley Whitford (The West Wing), Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Scoot McNairy (Argo) joining Kidman in the film.

Destroyer sees Kidman as Lapd detective Erin Bell in a moral and existential journey. As a young cop she was placed undercover in a gang and years later when the gang’s leader is freed from prison, she has to go back undercover. The film recently cast Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) and Sebastian Stan (Avengers: Infinity War). It is unknown what roles Whitford, Kebbell and McNairy will play.

Destroyer is based an original screenplay written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi of Ride Along and will be produced by La La Land’s Fred Berger of Automatik.

Destroyer follows the moral and existential odyssey of Lapd detective Erin Bell who,
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Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell, Scoot McNairy Join Nicole Kidman’s ‘Destroyer’

Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell, Scoot McNairy Join Nicole Kidman’s ‘Destroyer’
Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell, and Scoot McNairy have joined Karyn Kusama’s crime thriller “Destroyer,” starring Nicole Kidman, Tatiana Maslany, and Sebastian Stan.

The project begins shooting next week in Los Angeles from a script by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. 30West will fully finance the film, with Fred Berger of Automatik producing alongside Hay and Manfredi.

Destroyer” follows the moral and existential odyssey of Lapd detective Erin Bell, who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past.

Whitford starred in Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” and can next be seen in Steven Spielberg’s feature “The Post,” starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep for Fox. He recently
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Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell, Scoot McNairy Board Nicole Kidman Starring Thriller ‘Destroyer’

Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell, Scoot McNairy Board Nicole Kidman Starring Thriller ‘Destroyer’
Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell, and Scoot McNairy have joined the cast of Karyn Kusama's crime thriller Destroyer, toplined by Nicole Kidman and co-starring previously announced Tatiana Maslany and Sebastian Stan. Shooting is slated to commence next week in Los Angeles. The script is by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. It follows the moral and existential odyssey of Lapd detective Erin Bell who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with…
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Tatiana Maslany and Sebastian Stan join Nicole Kidman in Destroyer

A few weeks after Nicole Kidman was cast in the cop thriller Destroyer, director Karyn Kusama has now enlisted Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) and Sebastian Stan (Captain America: Civil War) to join Kidman in the film.

Kidman is playing an Lapd detective who must go back undercover after the leader of a gang she infiltrated re-emerges. It is unknown what roles Maslany and Stan will have in the film at this point.

Destroyer is based an original screenplay written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi of Ride Along and will be produced by La La Land’s Fred Berger of Automatik. The official synopsis reads:

Destroyer follows the moral and existential odyssey of Lapd detective Erin Bell who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way
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Tatiana Maslany, Sebastian Stan Join Nicole Kidman In ‘Destroyer’

Tatiana Maslany, Sebastian Stan Join Nicole Kidman In ‘Destroyer’
Tatiana Maslany, who won an Emmy for her role in Orphan Black, and Sebastian Stan from the Captain America and Avengers franchises along with the Oscar-buzzed-about I, Tonya, are in negotiations to join Nicole Kidman in the crime thriller Destroyer. The feature is being directed by Karyn Kusama from an original screenplay by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. 30West is fully financing the film with Fred Berger of Automatik, who will be producing alongside Hay and Manfredi. This…
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Nicole Kidman officially joins L.A. cop thriller Destroyer

Nicole Kidman has agreed to star in Destroyer, a cop thriller set in L.A.

We brought you news back in August that Kidman was in talks for the Karyn Kusama directed film, but now it has been confirmed that the icon will star in the movie.

Variety has provided a summary of Kidman’s character along with the plot synopsis:

“She [Kidman] will portray an Lapd detective who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a cult-like gang in the California desert. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past.”

Kursama will be directing from an original screenplay written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi of Ride Along. Destroyer will be produced by La La Land’s Fred Berger of
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Karyn Kusama’s New Film Destroyer to Star Nicole Kidman

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She welcomed viewers to one of the most unsettling dinner parties put to film with The Invitation, and now Karyn Kusama is getting ready to introduce viewers to a new kind of cult in Destroyer, her upcoming thriller that has now added Nicole Kidman in a lead role:

Press Release: Los Angeles (October 4, 2017) – Academy Award® and Emmy® Award Winner Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies,” The Hours) will star in Destroyer, a modern Los Angeles crime thriller to be directed by Karyn Kusama (The Invitation, Girlfight) from an original screenplay by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi (The Invitation,Ride Along). 30West will fully finance the film. Academy Award® Nominee Fred Berger (La La Land) of Automatik is producing alongside Hay and Manfredi, who also wrote and produced Kusama’s critically acclaimed film The Invitation. Rocket Science is handling international sales and helped arrange the financing, while ICM Partners and CAA are
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Nicole Kidman To Star In Director Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer

Styling: Deborah Afashani; Hair: David Babaii. Makeup: Angela Levin. Dolce & Gabbana Men’s Shirt. Jewelry: Kidman’s own. — Image by © Ruven Afanador/Corbis Outline

Academy Award® and Emmy® Award Winner Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies,” The Hours) will star in Destroyer, a modern Los Angeles crime thriller to be directed by Karyn Kusama (The Invitation, Girlfight) from an original screenplay by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi (The Invitation, Ride Along).

30West will fully finance the film. Academy Award® Nominee Fred Berger (La La Land) of Automatik is producing alongside Hay and Manfredi, who also wrote and produced Kusama’s critically acclaimed film The Invitation. Rocket Science is handling international sales and helped arrange the financing, while ICM Partners and CAA are representing the North American rights to the film.

Destroyer follows the moral and existential odyssey of Lapd detective Erin Bell who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with
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Nicole Kidman to Star in Karyn Kusama’s Next Film

Kidman in “Big Little Lies”: HBO

Karyn Kusama is joining forces with Hollywood royalty for her next feature. Nicole Kidman will topline “Destroyer,” an La-based crime thriller directed by Kusama, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. The recent Emmy winner will play an Lapd detective in the pic, which will be fully financed by 30West.

The film sees Kidman playing Erin Bell, “who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a cult-like gang in the California desert with tragic results,” THR summarizes. “When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past.” Phil Hay — Kusama’s husband — and Matt Manfredi penned the script. The pair also wrote the script for Kusama’s last feature, dinner party-gone-to-hell-thriller “The Invitation,” released in 2016.

Hay and Manfredi are producing with Automatik’s Fred Berger (“La La Land”).

“Phil and Matt have written one of the most compelling screenplays I’ve ever read, Nicole is at the top of her game — doing tremendously exciting work — and Karyn is one of the most assured voices working today,” said Berger. “It’s a powerful combination, sure to produce an iconic character, and I feel lucky to be in their company.”

Kidman just won an Emmy for her role in HBO’s murder mystery “Big Little Lies.” She played a lawyer turned stay-at-home mom in an abusive relationship with her husband. She won an Oscar in 2003 for “The Hours.” “Top of the Lake,” “The Beguiled,” and “Lion” are among the Australian actress’ recent credits.

Kusama’s big-screen directing credits include “Girlfight,” “Aeon Flux,” and “Jennifer’s Body.” She’s also helmed episodes of TV series such as “The L Word,” “Chicago Fire,” “Casual,” and “Halt and Catch Fire.” Kusama has signed on to direct “Breed,” an upcoming horror film for Fox about a wealthy couple who deal with nightmarish side effects 10 years after they visit an unconventional fertility clinic.

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Nicole Kidman and Karyn Kusama Join Forces for L.A. Crime Thriller ‘Destroyer’

Nicole Kidman and Karyn Kusama Join Forces for L.A. Crime Thriller ‘Destroyer’
Fresh off her Emmy wins for HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” Nicole Kidman is staying true to her commitment to making movies with women directors: She will star in director Karyn Kusama’s upcoming Los Angeles crime thriller “Destroyer.”

Headed by partners Dan Friedkin (chairman and CEO of automotive, hospitality and entertainment consortium The Friedkin Group) and ex-caa agent Micah Green with offices in New York and Los Angeles, new company 30West is financing “Destroyer,” with Rocket Science handling foreign sales. Automatik’s “La La Land” producer Fred Berger is producing alongside co-writers Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi (Kusama’s “The Invitation”). ICM Partners and CAA are selling North American rights.

Read More:Nicole Kidman Wins Her First Emmy Award and Continues to Dominate 2017

Kusama directs from Hay and Manfredi’s original screenplay about an Lapd detective (Kidman) who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a cultish gang in the California desert.
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Nicole Kidman and Karyn Kusama Join Forces for L.A. Crime Thriller ‘Destroyer’

Nicole Kidman and Karyn Kusama Join Forces for L.A. Crime Thriller ‘Destroyer’
Fresh off her Emmy wins for HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” Nicole Kidman is staying true to her commitment to making movies with women directors: She will star in director Karyn Kusama’s upcoming Los Angeles crime thriller “Destroyer.”

Headed by partners Dan Friedkin (chairman and CEO of automotive, hospitality and entertainment consortium The Friedkin Group) and ex-caa agent Micah Green with offices in New York and Los Angeles, new company 30West is financing “Destroyer,” with Rocket Science handling foreign sales. Automatik’s “La La Land” producer Fred Berger is producing alongside co-writers Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi (Kusama’s “The Invitation”). ICM Partners and CAA are selling North American rights.

Kusama directs from Hay and Manfredi’s original screenplay about an Lapd detective (Kidman) who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a cultish gang in the California desert. Years later, when she encounters the gang’s leader,
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Nicole Kidman to Star in L.A. Cop Thriller ‘Destroyer’

Nicole Kidman to Star in L.A. Cop Thriller ‘Destroyer’
Nicole Kidman will star in the Los Angeles crime thriller “Destroyer” from director Karyn Kusama.

She will portray an Lapd detective who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a cult-like gang in the California desert. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past.

Casting is currently underway on the film. Kusama will direct from an original screenplay by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi (“Ride Along”).

30West will fully finance the film. “La La Land” producer Fred Berger of Automatik is producing alongside Hay and Manfredi, who also wrote and produced Kusama’s “The Invitation.”

Rocket Science is handling international sales and helped arrange the financing, while ICM Partners and CAA are representing the North American rights to the film.

“Phil
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Nicole Kidman to Star in L.A.-Set Crime Thriller 'Destroyer'

Nicole Kidman to Star in L.A.-Set Crime Thriller 'Destroyer'
Hot off her Emmy-winning turn in Big Little Lies, Nicole Kidman will star in Destroyer, a modern Los Angeles crime thriller to be directed by Karyn Kusama (The Invitation, Girlfight).

Upstart 30West, which made a series of deals out of the Toronto International Film Festival, including co-acquiring I, Tonya with Neon, will fully finance the film.

Based on an original screenplay by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi (The Invitation, Ride Along), the story centers on Lapd detective Erin Bell (Kidman), who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a cult-like gang in the California desert with tragic results. When...
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Nicole Kidman To Star In Karyn Kusama L.A. Crime Thriller ‘Destroyer’ With 30West Financing

Nicole Kidman To Star In Karyn Kusama L.A. Crime Thriller ‘Destroyer’ With 30West Financing
Nicole Kidman has been set to star in Destroyer, a modern Los Angeles crime thriller that will be directed by Girlfight helmer Karyn Kusama. 30West will fully finance the pic, written by Kusama’s The Invitation scribes Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. The pic follows the moral and existential odyssey of Lapd detective Erin Bell (Kidman) who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a cult-like gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang…
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Nicole Kidman, Director Karyn Kusama Team for Cop Thriller ‘Destroyer’

  • The Wrap
Nicole Kidman is teaming up with the visionary director of “The Invitation,” Karyn Kusama, for a police thriller called “Destroyer.” The film will be written by previous Kusama collaborators Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. 30West will fully finance the film, while ICM Partners and CAA are representing the North American rights to the film. “Destroyer” will follow Lapd detective Erin Bell who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a cult-like gang in the California desert. When the leader of that gang resurfaces years later, she needs to reckon with the demons from her past. Casting is currently underway.
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Nicole Kidman, Director Karyn Kusama Team for Cop Thriller ‘Destroyer’

  • The Wrap
Nicole Kidman is teaming up with the visionary director of “The Invitation,” Karyn Kusama, for a police thriller called “Destroyer.” The film will be written by previous Kusama collaborators Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. 30West will fully finance the film, while ICM Partners and CAA are representing the North American rights to the film. “Destroyer” will follow Lapd detective Erin Bell who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a cult-like gang in the California desert. When the leader of that gang resurfaces years later, she needs to reckon with the demons from her past. Casting is currently underway.
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