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All Upcoming Nicole Kidman Movies and TV Shows

June 17, 2019
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Nicole Kidman is an Australian actress and producer. Kidman is the recipient of multiple awards, including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, and the Silver Bear for Best Actress. Kidman began her acting career in Australia with the 1983 film ‘Bush Christmas’. In the same year, she starred in ‘BMX Bandits’, also filmed in Australia. Her breakthrough came in 1989 with the thriller ‘Dead Calm’ and the television miniseries ‘Bangkok Hilton’. In 1990, she made her Hollywood debut in the racing film ‘Days of Thunder’, opposite Tom Cruise.

Kidman went on to achieve wide recognition with leading roles in the romantic drama ‘Far and Away’ in 1992, the superhero film ‘Batman Forever’ in 1995, the crime comedy-drama ‘To Die For’ in 1995, for which she won a Golden Globe Award, and the erotic thriller ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ in 1999. She received two consecutive Academy Award for Best Actress nominations for playing a courtesan in the musical ‘Moulin Rouge!’ in 2001 and the writer Virginia Woolf in the drama film ‘The Hours’ in 2002; she won the award for the latter, and received Golden Globes for both films.

Kidman continued to star in commercially successful films, including the horror-thriller ‘The Others’ in 2001 and the epic war drama film ‘Cold Mountain’ in 2003, as she achieved critical acclaim for roles in independent films, including the dramas ‘Dogville’ in 2003, ‘Birth’ in 2004, and ‘Rabbit Hole’ in 2010, for which she received a third Best Actress Oscar nomination, and the thriller ‘The Paperboy’ in 2012. She earned a fourth Oscar nomination for playing a troubled mother in the biopic ‘Lion’ in 2016.

Kidman returned to television in 2017 with an acclaimed performance as a victim of domestic abuse in the HBO series ‘Big Little Lies’, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress. In 2018, she received praise for her performances in the drama films ‘Destroyer’ and ‘Boy Erased’ and played Queen Atlanna in the superhero film ‘Aquaman’. At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Nicole Kidman movie or tv show? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Nicole Kidman films and tv shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020 We can only hope that these latest Nicole Kidman movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.

11. Untitled Roger Ailes Project (2019)


The upcoming untitled movie about the Roger Ailes sexual harassment controversy that shook Fox News features Nicole Kidman as the Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson. She lit up a burning controversy that spread like wildfire across newsrooms when she sued media mogul Roger Ailes for sexual harassment charges in 2016. Charlize Theron portrays Megyn Kelly, who started the series of allegations against Ailes. When several other women turned up with similar charger, Ailed had to step down from Fox in 2016. The movie also features Malcolm McDowell as News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch and Margot Robbie as Kayla Pospisil, a Fox News producer. John Lithgow plays the controversial central character, Roger Ailes. Other cast members include Allison Janney, Mark Duplass, Alice Eve, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Liv Hewson, and Alanna Ubach. The movie is directed by Jay Roach from a script by Charles Randolph. According to Variety, Lionsgate has set the movie for a December 20, 2019 release.

10. The Expatriates (TBA)

‘The Expatriates’ is the television adaptation of Janice Y.K. Lee’s book for Amazon Studios. The plot follows a group of expatriate women in Hong Kong who battle with issues in their marriage, career, parenting and the eternal feeling of outcasts. Australian writer Alice Bell adapts the screenplay based on Lee’s book. The project is a part of the first-look deal between Amazon Studios and Nicole Kidman’s Blossom Films. Kidman executive produces the series along with Per Saari for Blossom Films and Theresa Park for POW! Productions. Lee joins with them as a Consulting Producer. The actress also plays the lead role in the series whose other cast members haven’t been announced yet.

9. Big Little Lies (2017 – )

Kidman plays one of the lead characters in HBO’s hit drama series ‘Big Little Lies.’ The plot revolves around the three women of Monterey, Madeline Martha Mackenzie (Reese Witherspoon), Celeste Wright (Nicole Kidman) and Jane Chapman (Shailene Woodley). They become close friends and confide their darkest secrets to each other. The friendship grows into a sisterhood when the three women connive to settle scores with Celeste’s rapist and abusive husband Perry Wright (Alexander Skarsgård). The series also features Meryl Streep, Bruna Papandrea, Jean-Marc Vallée, Nathan Ross, Gregg Fienberg, and David E. Kelley in other major roles. Created by David E. Kelley, the third season of ‘Big Little Lies’ is set to air on June 9, 2019, by HBO.

8. The Goldfinch (2019)

 

‘The Goldfinch’ is an upcoming film directed by John Crowley and is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Donna Tartt. The film is scheduled to be released on October 11, 2019. The film follows a child, Theodore Decker, who survives a terrorist bombing at an art museum — an attack that kills his mother. From there, he tumbles through a series of adventures that finds him living in Las Vegas with his deadbeat father and, later, involved in art forgeries.

In October 2017, after a two month casting search, Ansel Elgort was selected to portray the lead role of Theodore “Theo” Decker, following his breakout turn in Baby Driver. Later that month, in light of his recent performance in Dunkirk, Aneurin Barnard was cast as Boris. In November 2017, Sarah Paulson was cast as Xandra. In December 2017, Willa Fitzgerald and Ashleigh Cummings joined the cast. In January 2018, Jeffrey Wright, Luke Wilson, Finn Wolfhard, and Luke Kleintank joined the cast. Later that month, the rest of the cast was announced as principal production commenced. Principal photography began in New York on January 23, 2018, before moving to Albuquerque on April 3, 2018 for the rest of production.

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7. The Dig (TBA)

Nicole Kidman and Ralph Fiennes are in talks to star in a film about Anglo-Saxon treasure. The actress has read a script by Moira Buffini adapted from John Preston’s novel ‘The Dig’, which is a fictional take on the 1939 discovery of a royal burial chamber at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, south east England, the site of sixth and early seventh-century cemeteries.

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6. Cuddles (TBA)

Nicole Kidman and her Blossom Films, has optioned the film rights to the Off-Broadway vampire drama ‘Cuddles’. Penned by playwright Joseph Wilde, the thriller examines the strange and disturbing forms love can take. Wilde will write the film adaptation from his own play. Kidman will produce with Blossom partner Per Saari.

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5. Nine Perfect Strangers (TBA)

Nicole Kidman’s Blossom Films and Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories have closed a preemptive deal for movie and TV rights to Liane Moriarty’s highly anticipated upcoming novel ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’. Kidman will star in the project and also executive produce, along with Per Saari for Blossom Films, while Papandrea will executive produce with Steve Hutensky for her Made Up Stories banner.

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4. The Female Persuasion (TBA)

Amazon Studios has acquired the rights to ‘The Female Persuasion’, an acclaimed best-seller by Meg Wolitzer. The movie will be produced by Lynda Obst, Nicole Kidman, and Per Saari. Blossom Films, Kidman’s production company, recently signed a first-look deal with Amazon, this film will be a part of that pact. ‘The Female Persuasion’ centers on Greer Kadetsky, a college student who is groped at a fraternity party and becomes emboldened to speak up for women’s rights. But her assailant turns out to be a serial abuser and her university fails to take action. In addition to Greer, Wolitzer’s book follows several other characters, including Zee, a fellow student with an activist streak, and Faith Frank, a feminist icon. The book is being adapted and executive produced by ‘This Is Us’ showrunners Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger. In addition to producing the film, Kidman has the option to act in the picture.

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3. She Came to Me (TBA)

According to Variety, Steve Carell, Amy Schumer, and Nicole Kidman will be  starring  in the independent dramedy ‘She Came to Me’ with Rebecca Miller directing the film and writing the script as well. “She Came to Me” will be produced under Miller and Damon Cardasis’ banner Round Films and  Gigi Pritzker and Rachel Shane of Odd Lot will be overseeing  the project  Mellisa Rucker.

2. The Undoing (TBA)

According to Variety, The Undoing, a miniseries, will star Kidman as Grace Sachs, described as living the only life she ever wanted for herself. She’s a successful therapist on the brink of publishing her first book, has a devoted husband and young son who attends an elite private school in New York City. Weeks before her book is published, a chasm opens in her life: a violent death, a missing husband.

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1. Truly Madly Guilty (TBA)

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Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman have reunited, after ‘Big Little Lies’, to buy the movie rights to novelist Liane Moriarty’s ‘Truly Madly Guilty’. Witherspoon’s Pacific Standard Production banner and Kidman’s Blossom Films will be producing the film. ‘Truly Madly Guilty’ explores fundamental life events like marriage, parenthood and friendship through a fateful event. The story takes place over a weekend, among six adults and three cute kids.

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