Oscar winner Nicole Kidman is set to star in and produce a film adaptation of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Rabbit Hole, according to Variety. Kidman will take on the role of Becca Corbett, the part that won Cynthia Nixon a 2006 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. Lindsay-Abaire will adapt his own play for the screen.
In Rabbit Hole, Becca and Howie Corbett have everything they could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down, and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. Becca, who must also cope with the distractions of her reckless sister Izzy, and their opinionated mother, Nat, takes solace in her unlikely friendship with a neighborhood teenager, Jason, who might provide the key to lead her back from the darkest of places.
Kidman won the Academy Award for her performance in The Hours and is one of Hollywood’s busiest and most sought-after actresses. Upcoming films include an untitled project with Squid and the Whale writer/director Noah Baumbach and The Invasion with Daniel Craig.
Lindsay-Abaire’s other plays include Kimberly Akimbo, Wonder of the World and Fuddy Meers and he recently adapted Cornelia Funke’s novel Inkheart for the big screen.