Nicole Kidman, Antonio Banderas Join A24’s Erotic Thriller ‘Babygirl’

Nicole Kidman and Antonio Banderas have joined the cast of A24’s erotic thriller “Babygirl.”

“Bodies Bodies Bodies” filmmaker Halina Reijn is writing and directing the movie, which examines power dynamics and sexuality in the workplace. It tells the story of a powerful CEO (Kidman) who begins an illicit affair with a much younger, charismatic intern (Harris Dickinson).

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Banderas is playing the husband of Kidman’s character, while Sophie Wilde (“Talk to Me”) is portraying the assistant who watches the rendezvous go down. Jean Reno (“The Big Blue”) rounds out the cast as a rival business executive. It’s scheduled to film this December in New York.

“Babygirl” marks the second collaboration between A24 and Reijn after her 2022 satirical slasher “Bodies Bodies Bodies,” an indie box office winner starring Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Rachel Sennott and Pete Davidson. A24 also acquired Reijn’s directorial debut, “Instinct.”

David Hinojosa of 2AM will produce alongside Reijn of Man Up Film and A24, who is financing the project. Julia Oh, Zach Nutman and Christine D’Souza Gelb of 2AM will serve as executive producers.

Kidman, a decorated performer and unofficial spokesperson of AMC Theatres, is an Oscar winner for “The Hours” and Emmy winner for “Big Little Lies.” Most recently, she appeared in director Robert Eggers’ Viking drama “The Northman” and the HBO miniseries “Nine Perfect Strangers.” Kidman is reprising her role as Queen Atlanna in the upcoming DC sequel “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.”

Dickinson recently starred in Ruben Östlund’s satirical comedy “Triangle of Sadness” and the adaptation of “Where the Crawdads Sing.” He’s appearing next in A24’s wrestling drama “The Iron Claw” alongside Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White.

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