In Production News

Nicole Kidman filming Australia

Nicole Kidman is currently filming Baz Luhrmann‘s new epic Australia.

Set during World War II, the story follows an English aristocrat named Lady Sarah Ashley (Kidman) who is left in control of a cattle station. With the help of an Australian drover (played byย Hugh Jackman), she drives the cattle across the property whilst Darwin gets bombed by the Japanese.

It was originally set to star Russell Crowe in the Jackman role but he pulled out after problems with the budget.

Here are two pictures from the set:

Nicole Kidman on set 1

Nicole Kidman on set 2ย 

It is currently shooting on location in Darwin, the tropical capital city of Australia’s Northern Territory.

> IMDb entry for Australia
> Cinematical report on the production back in April