Thursday, May 23, 2024

Nicole Kidman Disappears from Sandler-Aniston Trailer, Ads


Have you seen the commercials and the trailer for Adam Sandler’s “Just Go With It”?

The film, due next month, stars Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, who is prominently featured in all the clips. Brooklyn Decker, a beauteous young blond, is also featured prominently.

But co-star Nicole Kidman? The Oscar winner is nowhere to be found. Not in the trailer or poster or any other materials. Yet she is listed in the cast, and did film at least a couple of scenes. You’d just never know it unless well, you knew it.

So what gives? Timing. Nicole is in the Oscar race with an important performance in “Rabbit Hole.” She’s great, and is considered a contender for Best Actress.

But “Just Go With It” could be her “Norbit” as we discussed recently. Oscar nominees don’t need terrible movies dogging them during the voting period. Natalie Portman may learn that lesson with the awful “No Strings Attached.” It’s no “Black Swan.”

Nicole isn’t the only “missing person” in a movie these days. Most people don’t realize that “True Grit” is narrated by Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden, who’s supposed to be Mattie Ross’s adult voice. And James Franco makes a cameo in “The Green Hornet” with his “Pineapple Express” co-star Seth Rogen.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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