American Darlings: According to Variety, Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Lopez are tuning up to star in American Darlings, a period drama that was bought preemptively by New Regency from a four-page pitch.

Kidman has been the driving force behind the construct of the film, a drama about a white female swing band that joins forces with a group of black and Hispanic musicians at a time when women were ostracized from playing male-dominated clubs. Those sex barriers shattered soon after President Roosevelt declared war on Japan and the women suddenly played the hottest clubs and even squared off against the Count Basie orchestra at the Apollo Theater.

The film expects to showcase the singing voices of Lopez and Kidman.

Brian B.