Melbourne, June 6 : US director Doug Liman is hoping to do what Baz Luhrmann couldn't - get Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman to star together.
Luhrmann was hoping to get the two actors to co-star in his epic 'Australia' but his dreams were smashed when Crowe dropped out.
Now, Liman is hoping to get the two Aussie stars together in his new political thriller 'Fair Game'.
Kidman has already signed on to play outed undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame, and the director is hoping to get Crowe to play her hubby, former US ambassador Joe Wilson, reports the Daily Telegraph.
Crowe, Liman told reporters in the US, would be perfect for the part of Wilson.
"If you've met Joe, he's a really strong guy and I've never met an actor stronger than Russell Crowe. This is a scary dude! And Joe is kind of like that," he said.