Projects keep piling up for Nicole Kidman.
The "Big Little Lies" star and recent Emmy winner isn't resting on her laurels. Kidman has lined up another promising role: She is attached to star in an adaptation of the novel "The Female Persuasion," EW reports. The novel, written by Meg Wolitzer, came out in early April.
Described as "an electric novel not just about who we want to be with, but who we want to be," the book centers on a college freshman named Greer Kadetsky, whose path changes after meeting Faith Frank, an icon in the women's movement. Not long after the book came out, Kidman posted a photo of her holding it on Instagram and hailed it as "brilliant and timely."
I didn't need to be persuaded to join forces with two extraordinary women on adapting this brilliant and timely novel!! Check out today's NYT review at the link in my bio!! Nic xx #thefemalepersuasion #megwolitzer #lyndaobst #blossomfilms
Kidman also mentioned the adaptation in her caption, as EW pointed out. She did not, however, confirm at the time that she planned to star in the project. In addition to being attached as a lead, she and her production company are developing the adaptation with Wolitzer and producer Lynda Obst, whom she calls "two extraordinary women."
"The Female Persuasion" is yet another book adaptation that Kidman has sought to bring to screen. HBO's "Big Little Lies" stems from Liane Moriarty's novel of the same name, and Kidman has also reportedly re-teamed with David E. Kelley on the miniseries "The Undoing," an adaptation of Jean Hanff Korelitz's "You Should Have Known." The former was a major win, so continuing to adapt intriguing books may continue to pay dividends for Kidman.
As they say, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.