Uma Thurman will take Nicole Kidman's place in the forthcoming movie version of The Producers.

Kidman was forced to pull out of the role of busty Swedish secretary ULLA in the film - which is due to begin shooting in February (05) - because of scheduling difficulties.

South African beauty Charlize Theron was reportedly considered for the role, but producers have opted for fellow blonde Thurman, according to PAGESIX.COM.

Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick will reprise the roles they took to great critical acclaim in the Broadway, New York stage version of Mel Brooks' tale of crooked theatre producers MAX BIALYSTOCK and LEO BLOOM.

22/12/2004 17:22