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Saturday March 8, 2003


Now some might say, how can you tell based on John's 'similar' performance in every role.

However 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'.

"I will not be playing a robot. I will only look like I am"

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