Exclusive: Nicole Kidman & Laura Ziskin Prepping ‘Love and Pain’ Remake

Kidman’s Blossom Films partner Per Saari will also produce with Susan Landau


Nicole Kidman and her Blossom Films partner Per Saari are developing a remake of Alan J. Pakula's 1973 dramedy "Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing," along with fellow producers Laura Ziskin and Susan Landau, TheWrap has learned.

The project is based on a screenplay by Alvin Sargent, and will be developed as a potential starring vehicle for Kidman.

Maggie Smith and Timothy Bottoms starred in the original film, which followed two tourists in Spain who cross paths and begin to fall for one another. While neither is especially confident in the relationship's long-term prospects, they eventually develop a unique bond.

Coincidentally, Kidman's husband Keith Urban dedicated his 2006 album "Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy Thing" to the Oscar-winning actress.

Kidman is currently in the thick of the Oscar race thanks to her devastating turn in John Cameron Mitchell's "Rabbit Hole," which she and Saari produced through their company.

Blossom Films is also behind the Fox 2000 comedy "Monte Carlo," as well as Lasse Hallstrom's upcoming drama "The Danish Girl," which has Kidman attached to star.

Kidman will next be seen alongside Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston in "Just Go With It," which Columbia will release on Feb. 11. She also recently wrapped a role as Nicolas Cage's wife in Joel Schumacher's thriller "Trespass."

Kidman is represented by CAA and Media Talent Group.