Tom Cruise's ex-wife Nicole Kidman is set to star alongside his latest former lover Penelope Cruz in a new movie. Spanish film-maker Pedro Almodovar and his muse Cruz are hoping to persuade Kidman to join the director's forthcoming untitled project. Cruz enthuses, "Pedro knows I love and admire Nicole's work so much. She's a great woman." Cruise split from VOLVER beauty Cruz in January 2004 after two and a half years together. The Vanilla Sky co-stars went public as a couple in July 2001 - just weeks before Cruise officially divorced Kidman. At the time, the couple strenuously denied tabloid claims they had an affair while the actor was still married to Kidman.