While out promoting her new movie Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus at the Rome Film Festival, Nicole Kidman reportedly told the press that she has dropped out of Wong Kar-Wai's (remake of?) Lady from Shanghai. According to CRI, their article makes it seem as if the decision was provoked by her husband's recent trip to rehab. If you want my opinion (not that it matters much), it seems Kidman wants to keep an eye on Keith Urban once he leaves rehab to make sure he remains clean. Why do I feel like a quickie divorce is imminent?
What's odd about this news is that WKW is still in post on My Blueberry Nights, and knowing him, there's no way he has a production schedule lined up yet for Shanghai. Furthermore, Kidman is also set to star in the Untitled Baz Luhrmann Project with Hugh Jackman, as well as The Golden Compass (which is filming now), and so will either of those two be affected? Also, if she's so determined to spend more time with hubby, then why is she in Rome right now? Kidman was supposed to star alongside Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz in Lady from Shanghai, and as of right now there's no word on who her replacement will be.
[via IFC Blog]