Kidman May Fly from Fleiss to Fashion

01/15/2003 at 01:00 PM EST

Nicole Kidman could end up playing notorious Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss in a big-screen version of Fleiss's tale, the reformed procuress tells Variety.

Fleiss, 37, who was jailed in 1997 after supplying call girls to some of Tinseltown's biggest players, has sold her story to Paramount for a movie to be called "Pay the Girl," says the trade paper.

Fleiss says the prospect of Kidman, 35, filling her shoes on the screen was a "major enticement" to sell her story, which she envisions as being "like 'Pretty Woman,' but with the visual energy and excess of 'Scarface.' "

Added Fleiss: "All of the madam movies have been like B-level porn or they've been boring. The world I was living in was not boring."

Meanwhile, Kidman, along with Gucci creative director Tom Ford and Vogue editor Anna Wintour, are to serve as chairpersons for the New York social event of the spring, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute's Exhibition and Gala benefit, to be held May 1, the museum tells

This year's exhibition will be called "Goddess" and will celebrate classical dress "from the clothing of ancient Greece to such modern evocations as ... Versace's Neoclassical loincloths," the Met said in a release.

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