First Look: Nicole Kidman & Aaron Eckhart in Rabbit Hole
The NY Times (via The Playlist) has the first two photos from John Cameron Mitchell's Rabbit Hole, an adaptation of David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer prize-winning stage play about a suburban mother dealing with the loss of a child. The project was first announced back in April and is a small $10 million indie shot in New York that stars Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart, directed by the same guy who made Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Shortbus. "When I first responded to it, it was because I read it, and it was about grief, which fascinates me," Kidman said. "Loss and love seem to be themes that run through my work."
There are lots of fascinating tidbits in the NY Times piece - such as that Aaron Eckhart was hand-picked by Kidman. "The reason why I'm in the movie is Nicole. If she wants to work with somebody, then that's what happens," Eckhart said. Additionally, Sam Raimi was actually attached to direct, but dropped out to do Spider-Man 4 and handed over the reigns to Mitchell. The rest of the piece talks about how hard it is for an indie to get distribution and how bad Kidman's career has been recently. Not that this will be a big hit, but it looks like it could be a strong indie if it plays well at any upcoming festivals (such as Sundance). Stay tuned!