Nicole Kidman is attached to star in and produce Monte Carlo, a romantic comedy that Fox 2000 and New Regency are co-financing. Variety says the film will be directed and co-written by Tom Bezucha.
The project is one of two Bezucha will make for Fox 2000; he’ll also direct Orbit, an adaptation of the John Nance novel written by Sheldon Turner (The Longest Yard).
Bezucha has just turned in a draft of Monte Carlo that he wrote with Maria Maggenti. The film is an adaptation of the Jules Bass novel “Headhunters.”
Kidman, who’ll produce with Rick Schwartz, will play one of three Midwestern schoolteachers who ditch a disappointing no-frills holiday in Paris and pose as wealthy women vacationing in Monaco.
The helmer will simultaneously develop Orbit with Turner. That drama revolves around a civilian who, after winning a trip on a space shuttle, awakens to find himself alone and adrift after the entire crew has died.