Nicole Kidman is in early talks to play Aquaman’s mother in “Aquaman,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
James Wan is directing the movie, which features Jason Momoa in the title role. Momoa first appeared as Aquaman in Warner Bros.’ “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice.”
“Aquaman” also features Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson and Willem Dafoe, who plays Aquaman’s adviser, Dr. Vulko. Momoa and Heard, who plays his love interest, will appear in November’s “Justice League” alongside Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot and Henry Cavill in November of next year. Warner Bros.’ DC imprint is also releasing “Wonder Woman,” starring Gadot, in May.
“Gangster Squad” screenwriter Will Beal is writing the screenplay for “Aquaman” based off a treatment by Geoff Johns and Wan. Geoff Johns, Jon Berg, Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder are producing the film.
Kidman was recently nominated for an Oscar for her role in “Lion,” also starring Dev Patel. She will next star in the HBO series, “Big Little Lies,” alongside Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley, and is in production for “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” and “The Beguiled.”
She is represented by CAA, Media Talent Group and Shanahan Management.
“Aquaman” is set to hit theaters on Oct. 5, 2018.