In what I figured to be a very unlikely combination,
Paramount has picked up Jack Black to join the likes of Nicole Kidman.
Black and Kidman
According to Variety,
Jack Black has joined Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Jason Leigh in Noah Baumbach's
untitled film for John Lesher's Paramount Classics.
Par Classics has picked up Scott Rudin to produce.
Scott Rudin has produced films such as Failure
to Launch, Team America, The Village,
Zoolander and has a full load of upcoming films such as There
Will be Blood.
Black will play the husband of a young woman who is visited at her upstate
home by her sister and 12-year-old nephew. Baumbach's script originally
was titled "Nicole in the Country," until that became too literal
when Kidman committed.
This untitled project is one of many films that Jack Black has joined since
his mellowed-out run in the Peter Jackson film King
Jack Black just completed the Nancy Meyers-directed The Holiday,
which Col opens Dec. 8. Next out is Nacho
Libre on June 2, followed by Tenacious D in The Pick
of Destiny, which New Line releases Nov. 17.