Nicole Kidman has joined the cast of Justin Kurzel’s adaptation of the Gordon Reece novel ‘Mice.’

Coming from the team behind ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ and ‘The Undoing’ — Blossom Films and Made Up Stories, the story follows Shelley and her mother as they are pushed to their limits, confronting their moral convictions and the line between right and wrong in the face of bullying, violence and fear.

Blossom Films, led by Nicole Kidman, and Made Up Stories, founded by Bruna Papandrea, will co-produce the project. Per Saari from Blossom Films, Steve Hutensky and Jodi Matterson from Made Up Stories, and Thirdborn’s Justin Kurzel and Genevieve Grant will also produce. Jeanne Snow from Made Up Stories will serve as executive producer along with Thirdborn’s Andrew O’Donohue and Harriet Warner.

The book’s author Gordon Reece commented, “The thought of an actress as staggeringly gifted as Nicole Kidman teaming up with Australia’s most daring and original director on the adaptation of Mice is hugely exciting. I’ve no doubt their collaboration is going to make for electrifying cinema that we’ll be talking about for years.”

The producers will partner with the production company Thirdborn, made up of Kurzel, Shaun Grant and Nicole O’Donohue. Grant will write the script; he and Kurzel teamed for the Cannes-winning ‘Nitramand’ and the upcoming TV series ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North.’