Nicole Kidman signs TV and movie production deal with Amazon

Amazon Studios says it's signed a deal with Nicole Kidman and her production company for TV and movie projects.

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Under the "first-look" deal, Amazon and Kidman's Blossom Films will develop original series for Amazon Prime Video and big-screen films.

In a statement Thursday, Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke called Kidman "a force of nature" as an actress and a producer.

"She understands the focus of bringing addictive, entertaining and compelling television to our Prime Video customers, as well as movies that will connect with film audiences. Stay tuned for many exciting projects to come in the very near future!" the statement read.

Nicole Kidman with her Emmy for her performance in Big Little Lies.

Nicole Kidman with her Emmy for her performance in Big Little Lies.

Blossom Films, founded by Kidman and Per Saari, produced the Emmy-winning series Big Little Lies for HBO.

The company is also producing The Undoing for HBO from Big Little Lies creator David E. Kelley, and adapting Liane Moriarty's novel Truly Madly Guilty into a TV series.

The deal is the latest move by a streaming company to secure high-profile Hollywood talent to its service.

Amazon also struck a similar deal with Get Out filmmaker Jordan Peele, while Netflix has landed top producers Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story) and Shonda Rhimes (Scandal).

AP, Fairfax Media

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