Luhrmann's Australia Set for November
20th Century Fox has set a November 14, 2008 release date for Baz Luhrmann's epic Australia, starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman.
Set in northern Australia prior to World War II, the film centers on an English aristocrat (Kidman) who inherits a ranch the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn cattle driver (Jackman) to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier.
The only other movie scheduled for the date so far is director Tim Story's The Patriots, a drama with Forest Whitaker, but a week earlier, on Nov. 7, Madagascar: The Crate Escape and Quantum of Solace open. A week later, on the 21st, comes Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.