Nicole Kidman, Director Karyn Kusama Team for Cop Thriller ‘Destroyer’

Kusama reunites with screenwriters of “The Invitation” Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi

Last Updated: October 6, 2017 @ 12:38 PM

Nicole Kidman is teaming up with the visionary director of “The Invitation,” Karyn Kusama, for a police thriller called “Destroyer.”

The film will be written by previous Kusama collaborators Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. 30West will fully finance the film, while ICM Partners and CAA are representing the North American rights to the film.

“Destroyer” will follow LAPD detective Erin Bell who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert. When the leader of that gang resurfaces years later, she needs to reckon with the demons from her past. Casting is currently underway.

“Phil and Matt have written one of the most compelling screenplays I’ve ever read, Nicole is at the top of her game – doing tremendously exciting work – and Karyn is one of the most assured voices working today,” said producer, Fred Berger. “It’s a powerful combination, sure to produce an iconic character, and I feel lucky to be in their company.”

Kidman most recently starred in HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” which earned her an Emmy for Lead Actress in a Limited Series. Her other most recent credits include Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Killing of a Sacred Deer.” She is represented by CAA and Media Talent Group.

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Kusama made her directorial debut on “Girlfight,” which starred Michelle Rodriguez. She is represented by ICM Partners.