Nicole Kidman Might Be Working with Elephants for 'Our Wild Life'
We've heard that the actress will join Colin Firth for Park Chan-wook's English-language debut Stoker, but another project may have Nicole Kidman dealing with wildlife. The Wrap reports the Australian actress is interested in taking the lead role in Our Wild Life, a drama that focuses on Dame Daphne Sheldrick, a Kenyan wildlife conservationist renowned for her work with elephants. Though the actress is currently loosely attached to the film, she's said to be getting closer to making her involvement official. In addition, director Phillip Noyce (Salt, Patriot Games) is also attached to helm this portrait of the wildlife specialist.
In addition to protecting elephants from poaching and becoming innocent victims in war, she also perfected a milk formula for baby elephants and rhinos, hand-reared more than 70 elephants and helped rescue other aniamls stolen from Botswana for brutal "training" in South Africa. Her husband is also an important part of her life as he was the founder and warden of Kenya's giant Tsavo National Park. The project has been trying to get off the ground for awhile with directors like Nick Cassavetes and Walter Salles attached at various stages, but with Noyce attached and Kidman now circling, the project is looking to start production in September. I don't remember a movie like this since Born Free, so it could be interesting, we'll have to see.