Philip Noyce to Direct Nicole Kidman in MY WILD LIFE

Kidman to play animal conservationist Dame Daphne Sheldrick.

THR reports that Nicole Kidman is teaming up with director Philip Noyce (‘Salt’) for ‘My Wild Life,’ a drama centered on Kenyan author and animal conservationist Dame Daphne Sheldrick.

An expert in animal husbandry, Sheldrick devoted her life to preventing elephant extinction by endeavoring to save baby elephants left orphaned by war, poaching and culling. She is credited with uncovering how to formulate the milk needed to feed orphaned elephants.

The script was penned by Jeff Stockwell (‘Bridge to Terabithia,’ ‘The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys’). Production is set to start early next year on location in Africa. National Geographic nature photographers Dereck and Beverly Joubert will help out with photographing the “elaborate nature sequences.”