Production Weekly reports that Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge) is scheduled to begin principal photography in July or August on his Austrailian-set period epic starring Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe.

Rehearsals start in May, on a romance that is being compared with Gone with the Wind, set around the time of World War II.

The film will be shot in the remote Kimberley region of Western Austrailia, in a set created from scratch by Luhrmann.