Date: 23rd December 2004

Uma set to land Producers film role

Uma Thurman is reportedly set to play the role of Swedish secretary Ulla in the movie version of The Producers.

Nicole Kidman was writer Mel Brooks' first choice, but the Australian actress dropped out because of a knee injury, according to the New York Post.

The movie will star Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane and begins filming in New York in February.

The stage version of Brooks' hit 1968 comedy has been a hit on Broadway and recently at the Drury Lane Theatre Royal, in the West End.

Source: Press Release