Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman, who are old friends, are hoping to play lovers in an upcoming Baz Luhrmann film. Kidman was disappointed earlier this year when the independent Aussie film Eucalyptus was cancelled, because co-star Crowe was unhappy with the script.

However, the actress is hoping to finally share the screen with her old friend, under the guidance of her Moulin Rouge! director Luhrmann, who she has been close to since working on the movie.

She enthuses, "Baz is putting together a love story at this very moment that Russell and I are interested in doing together. I'd be thrilled if this worked out because it's important to us to put money back into the Australian economy."