Production Weekly reports that Nicole Kidman is set to play the lead in Invasion, German director Oliver Hirschbiegel's remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

Dave Kajganich's script will center on Kidman's character Carol, who uncovers a conspiracy in a small town where the inhabitant's personalities seem to be changing.

Production begins in October on location in Baltimore.

Kidman has also recently re-confirmed her involvement in Wong Kar-wais upcoming A Lady from Shanghai which will shoot in Russia - most likely St. Petersburg - and elsewhere in the west. The film is set in the 1950s and revolves around a glamorous woman in danger and in love with a spy.