The always versatile John Cusack is in negotiations to star in "The Stepford Wives", opposite Nicole Kidman, for Director Frank Oz. Cusack’s sister Joan also stars in the project, marking the seventh time that the siblings have worked together after most recently collaborating on "High Fidelity" and "Grosse Point Blank." "Stepford" is a remake of the 1975 thriller about a woman (Kidman) who moves into a neighborhood where husbands have transformed their wives into robots designed to cater to them. Cusack will play Kidman’s husband. Joan Cusack plays Bobbie Markowitz, a hostile, sarcastic, cranky woman who is out of shape and enjoys drinking but gets transformed into a robot. Shooting starts in June says The Hollywood Reporter.