Nicole Kidman to Star in Meg Wolitzer's Novel Adaptation of  'The Female Persuasion'

The 'Genius' star has partnered with 'Interstellar' producer Lynda Obst to develop a feature that centers on a shy college freshman who finally faces the future she'd always imagined.

AceShowbiz - A new movie hailing from Nicole Kidman is coming soon. She and Blossom Films have partnered with "Interstellar" producer Lynda Obst to develop a new feature inspired from a novel by Meg Wolitzer titled "The Female Persuasion".

"The Female Persuasion" was published by Riverhead Book on April 3. It landed at No. 2 on the New York Times hardcover fiction best-seller list. The novel follows shy college freshman Greer Kadetsky who meets Faith Frank, whom she hopes will change her life. Her friend Zee eventually invites her to come to hear Faith speak at campus. Astonishingly, Faith "stirs something in her and unknowingly hands her a business card," leading Greer to the future she'd always imagined.

This marks one of the biggest features that Nicole's movie company has produced. Although the movie is still in development, it has been confirmed that Nicole will play Faith Frank, a feminist who has been a central pillar of the women's movement for decades. Meanwhile, an actress who will play Greer has not been announced yet.

Nicole previously dropped a hint about her going to develop the project. Last week, she posted on her Instagram account a photo of her holding the novel. She captioned it, "I didn't need to be persuaded to join forces with two extraordinary women on adapting this brilliant and timely novel!! Check out today's NYT review at the link in my bio!! Nic xx #thefemalepersuasion #megwolitzer #lyndaobst #blossomfilms."

There were so many fans who were enthusiastic about the project. One fan commented on the fact that she would take on the lead role in the project, "One of the best books I've ever read. Very happy to hear you're playing the most significant female character in this." Another fan showed excitement of the collaboration, writing, "Love the collaborations you are creating. It's a really feminist approach to building power and strength."

The Emmy-winning actress will next be seen in Joel Edgerton's "Boy Erased", James Wan's "Aquaman", Karyn Kusama's "Destroyer" and John Crowley's "The Goldfinch", all of which will be released this year. In addition to the movie projects, she will next appear on HBO's "The Undoing" that will premiere sometime this year.

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