Nicole Kidman will star in and produce a new action-adventure film, 'The Eighth Wonder'.

According to The Hollywood Reporter the plot focuses on an archaeological discovery that sparks a race around the world.

The writer and director Simon Kinberg previously worked with Kidman on 'Mr & Mrs Smith', which Kinberg wrote and Kidman was originally due to star in.

Having previously starred in 'Moulin Rouge', the actress will next appear in Baz Luhrmann's latest musical extravaganza 'Australia', which opens in Irish cinemas on 26 December.