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alert-–-nicole-kidman-returning-home-to-australia-to-film-psychological-thriller-mice –-after-amazon-blocked-her-series-expats-in-hong-kong-despite-being-filmed-in-the-cityAlert – Nicole Kidman returning home to Australia to film psychological thriller Mice – after Amazon blocked her series Expats in Hong Kong despite being filmed in the city

Nicole Kidman is coming home to to film her latest project, Mice.

Based on the 2011 debut novel by Gordon Reece, Mice is a psychological thriller that follows a 17-year-old girl named Shelley and her mother as they face their moral convictions, bullying, violence and fear. 

The film will be created by Kidman’s production company Blossom Films and fellow n company Made Up Stories. 

It will be directed by acclaimed director Justin Kurzel, who is best known for Snowtown, True History Of The Kelly Gang and The Turning.

Speaking to Confidential, Made Up Stories co-founders Steve Hutensky and Bruna Papandrea confirmed the project would be filmed Down Under. 

Nicole Kidman, 56, (pictured) is coming home to  to film her latest project 'Mice'

Nicole Kidman, 56, (pictured) is coming home to to film her latest project ‘Mice’ 

‘We would film it in , yeah,’ Hutensky said, as Papandrea added: ‘It is very early stages but it is based on a wonderful book by an n novelist named Gordon Reece. It is wonderful.’ 

Hutensky also Kurzel for being an ‘amazing director’.

Kidman will star in the project, presumably playing the mother of Shelley, although no casting decisions have been announced.

The film will be created by Kidman's production company Blossom Films and fellow n company Made Up Stories. (Pictured with Made Up Stories' co-founder Bruna Papandrea)

The film will be created by Kidman’s production company Blossom Films and fellow n company Made Up Stories. (Pictured with Made Up Stories’ co-founder Bruna Papandrea) 

It comes after news broke that Amazon has decided not to stream Kidman’s latest series Expats in Hong Kong due to the city’s current political climate. 

Kidman bought the rights to the series, which is based on the 2016 book The Expatiates by Janice Y.K. Lee, through Blossom Films.

It comes after news broke that Amazon has decided not to stream Kidman's latest series Expats in Hong Kong due to the city's current political climate

It comes after news broke that Amazon has decided not to stream Kidman’s latest series Expats in Hong Kong due to the city’s current political climate 

However, the streaming service Amazon Prime has chosen to self-censor the show, which is based in Hong Kong, to ‘pre-empt any future potential business risk’, reported The Sydney Morning Herald on Tuesday.

Film censorship expert Kenny Ng from Hong Kong Baptist University, told NBC News on Monday that the move not to air the show in its own city is ‘a very safe gesture’.  

He speculates the decision was made due to a scene in the fifth episode of the six-part series which references the 2014 Umbrella Movement in the city. 

Kidman bought the rights to the series, which is based on the 2016 book The Expatiates by Janice Y.K. Lee, through her production company Blossom Films. (Pictured in a scene from the series)

Kidman bought the rights to the series, which is based on the 2016 book The Expatiates by Janice Y.K. Lee, through her production company Blossom Films. (Pictured in a scene from the series)

The Umbrella Movement was a political movement during the Hong Kong protests which used umbrellas as passive resistance against the police’s use of pepper spray. 

Kenny said Amazon likely wanted to practice an abundance of caution and not disseminate any references to pro-democracy movements within the city. 

However, Hong Kong lawmaker Dominic Lee Tsz-king said the decision was made independently by the streaming platform and had no government influence. 

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