Nicole Kidman joins "The Stepford Wives"

According to Variety, Nicole Kidman will be joining "The Stepford Wives", Paramount’s remake of the 1975 thriller, which revolves around a group of husbands who transform their feisty wives into robots that cater to their every whim. Frank Oz is directing the sophisticated black comedy. Kidman will play the role originated by Katharine Ross, a newcomer to the neighborhood who realizes something is amiss with the housewives who seem a bit too interested in household chores and other ways of pleasing their hubbies. Aside from comedy, the new film will feature special effects involving the femme transformations.