Cusack is in negotiations to star opposite Nicole
Kidman in Paramount Pictures' 'The Stepford Wives'
for director Frank Oz and producer Scott Rudin.
The project will begin shooting in June. Cusack's
sister Joan also stars in the project, marking the
seventh time that the siblings have worked together
after most recently collaborating on 'High Fidelity'
and 'Grosse Point Blank'.
Stepford is a remake of the 1975 Bryan Forbes sci-fi
thriller about a woman (Kidman) who moves into a neighborhood
where husbands have transformed their wives into robots
designed to cater to them.
Cusack will play Kidman's husband. Joan Cusack plays
Bobbie Markowitz, a hostile, sarcastic, cranky woman
who is out of shape and enjoys drinking but gets transformed
into a robot.
Kidman will be seen this year in 'Cold Mountain' and
'The Human Stain'.
Paul Rudnick wrote Stepford, which is based on Ira
Levin's novel of the same name. Donald De Line is
also producing Stepford, with Keri Selig executive
producing. John Cusack, repped by WMA, next stars
in Columbia Pictures' thriller 'Identity' for director
James Mangold and 20th Century Fox/New Regency Pictures'
'The Runaway Jury'.