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3/5/2012 8:40am EST

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman has stepped in to replace Rachel Weisz in upcoming movie The Railway Man after the British actress dropped out.

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star was due to play Colin Firth's onscreen wife in the new drama about a prisoner of war who reunites with one of his Japanese captors 30 years later.

However, Weisz was forced to exit the project to complete extra filming on upcoming action movie The Bourne Legacy, and Kidman has stepped up to take her place, according to Variety.com.

The Railway Man will start shooting in Scotland later this year, before moving to Australia's Gold Coast. It is due for release in 2013


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