- Title: USA: Nicole Kidman's new film, "To Die For", premieres in Los Angeles
- Date: 26th September 1995
- Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 26, 1995) (REUTERS) KIDMAN EXPLAINS THAT HER CHARACTER SUZANNE WANTS TO BE ON TELEVISION SO BADLY BECAUSE SHE IS RAISED IN A WORLD WHERE TELEVISION IS EVERYTHING, SHE LIVES IN A SMALL TOWN AND JUST WANTS TO BE NOTICED (ENGLISH) MATT DILLON DESCRIBES HIS CHARACTER, EXPLAINING THAT HE'S NOT AMBITIOUS, HE WANTS TO HAVE CHILDREN (ENGLISH)
- Embargoed: 11th October 1995 13:00
- Location: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Reuters ID: LVA6AEEABIP194WG6RH2AJCAJR0T
- Story Text: Nicole Kidman plays an aspiring television star in her new film "To Die For," which premiered in Los Angeles last week.
"To Die For" is a dark comedy about Suzanne, an aspiring weather presenter, who will do anything to become a TV star, even if it means killing somebody.
Matt Dillon plays the Australian actress's naive husband.
Illeana Douglas co-stars as Dillon's sister Janice, the only woman who sees through Suzanne's aura of innocence.
The film is directed by Gus Van Sant, who previously directed Dillon in "Drugstore Cowboy" and was also responsible for the films "My Own Private Idaho" and "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues." The film was written by social satirist Buck Henry. Although it's set in New England in the United States, "To Die For" was shot in Toronto, Canada.
In the film, Suzanne decides that to succeed in her career, she must get rid of her husband. To do this, she enlists the aid of three gullible teenagers.
After drawing them into a documentary she is making, Suzanne eventually convinces them to murder her husband.
Kidman's previous work includes "Batman Forever," "Far and Away," and "Dead Calm." The film has recieved warm reviews in the U.S, faring well at the box office over its first weekend in release. It is scheduled for release in Europe later this year.
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