Australia (2008)


Nicole plays Lady Sarah Ashley

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It's a "sweeping romance" and is "very passionate", it's a "classic romance that uses the sweeping landscape of Australia". Hugh Jackman describes it as "a combination of Out of Africa, Gone with the Wind, Lawrence of Arabia -- that kind of world, a romantic adventure epic with me and Nicole." The epic begins in the mid-1930s and concludes with its major set-piece, the 1942-43 Japanese bombing of Darwin and the exodus south, known as the Adelaide River Stakes. It centers on an English aristocrat (Kidman) who inherits a ranch the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn cattle driver (Jackman) to drive 2,000 head of cattle across the country's most unforgiving landscape, only to face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Released:
Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
Written by: Richard Flanagan
Co-stars: Hugh Jackman
Genre: Romance, Historical, Drama, Epic
Filming: Due to begin April 2007, lasting 6 months. To be filmed in Bowen, Queensland (Australia) and Western Australia.
Budget: $100m
Box Office: -
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TRIVIA
[1] Russell Crowe was originally set to play the male lead, but dropped out due to money conflicts
[2] Has been described as the Australian 'Gone With The Wind'
[3] Nicole said Baz wrote this film (or part) for her.
[4] After Russell Crowe dropped out, Heath Ledger was in line to play the male lead
[5] Nicole and Hugh Jackman and his wife have been close friends for many years



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Last Updated: June 22nd 2007