[AFM '12] Nicole Kidman Thriller ‘Before I Go to Sleep’ Casts Up

Zero Dark Thirty thesp Mark Strong is set to star opposite Nicole Kidman in Rowan Joffe’s psychological thriller Before I Go to Sleep, which is being shopped to foreign buyers at AFM, says Variety.

Joffe is adapting S.J. Watson’s bestselling book of the same name for Millennium Films/Nu Image.

Story follows a north London woman (Kidman) who wakes up every morning remembering nothing. Her husband tells her she suffered a trauma, and that she dare not leave home. She sneaks off to a doctor (Strong) who gives her a small digital recorder and urges her to play back her thoughts day after day in hopes of re-integrating her mind. She does and it works, and that’s when she comes to realize that the man sleeping next to her isn’t her husband.

Scott Free’s Ridley Scott and Liza Marshall are producing with Mark Gill and Matthew O’Toole, while exec producers include Peter Heslop, Avi Lerner, Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson and John Thompson. Pic is skedded to lense early next year in London.

Mark Strong