British actress Lucy Punch (“Hot Fuzz,” TV’s “The Class”) will replace Nicole Kidman in Woody Allen’s upcoming feature for Mediapro reports Variety.
Punch will play a high-priced call girl similar to Ashley Dupre, who was at the center of the scandal that brought down New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer. Kidman left the project due to a scheduling conflict with John Cameron Mitchell’s “The Rabbit Hole”.
Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas, Naomi Watts and Freida Pinto star in the film which will shoot in London this Summer.