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Nicole Kidman to Bring Off-Broadway Vampire Drama CUDDLES to Big Screen


Variety reports that Nicole Kidman has optioned the film rights to playwright Joseph Wilde's off-Broadway vampire-themed drama CUDDLES via her shingle Blossom Films. The actress said in a statement, "Joe's voice is so beautifully subversive. He's exactly the kind of young writer Blossom is looking to support."

Last June, 59E59 Theaters presented Wilde's CUDDLES, directed by Rebecca Atkinson-Lord. The cast featured Rendah Heywood (The Rose Tattoo, dirs Steven Pimlott and Nicholas Hytnerat the National Theatre) and Carla Langley (Liolà, dir Richard Eyre at the National Theatre).

In CUDDLES, Teenage vampire Eve has never known what sunlight is. Everything the 13-year-old knows about the world is derived from what her sister Tabby told her. She has never left her darkened room and has just one living, breathing human-her sister-to cuddle. Her world is crammed with storybook characters. To Eve, Harry Potter, Bilbo Baggins and the cast of Dante's Inferno are real; where princes with adjectives instead of names seduce beautiful princesses against the odds. Eve does everything a good little vampire girl should, including drinking her (human) sister's blood. But one day, Tabby tires of opening her veins and, in a breath, Eve's whole world changes.

Photo credit Alex Beckett

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