The Daily Telegraph
April 8, 2014
SHE looks like any other woman strolling through a light shower of rain in country NSW. Except this is Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman, immersed in filming for her new movie Strangerland, in the small town of Canowindra in the state’s Central West.
Kidman, in her brunette wig, has been causing a stir among locals and a small group of stickybeaks from other towns, keen to catch a glimpse of the Hollywood star.
While her castmates Hugo Weaving and Joseph Fiennes have been spotted having lunch at the local pub, The Royal Hotel, Kidman has so far been sticking to her trailer, according to local reports.
The film’s storyline, which is centred on the disappearance of two teenagers, is based in the outback. So Canowindra’s main street is going to get an unusual makeover, with producers confirming parts of the town will be sprayed with red dust (with clearer skies due there soon).
“What’s interesting about Canowindra is that it’s on an angle so we can shoot it and make it seem a bit smaller than the town is; and you also can’t see what’s at the end of the street so when you see the film, it will be desert at the end,” producer Macdara Kelleher said.
Kidman is believed to be staying in the local area, which is about four hours inland from Sydney with a population of about 2000, but the exact location has been kept secret for security reasons.
She will be filming in Canowindra for at least another fortnight before the production shifts to the state’s far west, in Broken Hill.