McGraw, Hill Set for Big-Screen Bows

updated 06/10/2003 at 12:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/10/2003 3:35PM

Husband and wife country stars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are going to the movies this summer -- making them, not necessarily watching them.

She will play one of the robot-wives in a remake of the 1975 thriller "The Stepford Wives," starring Nicole Kidman, about a nightmare of a suburban community where all the women are just too agreeable.

Hill, 35, tells Glamour magazine she's been looking for the right script for years and is excited over the prospect of working with Kidman.

McGraw, 36, meanwhile, will make his acting debut in the independent film "Black Cloud," written and directed by Rick Schroder -- yes, that Rick Schroder, the actor best known for roles on "Silver Spoons" and "NYPD Blue." Producers hope to premiere the film at next January's Sundance Film Festival.

McGraw will play a sheriff and contribute songs to the soundtrack of "Black Cloud," which is about a Native American vying for a spot on the U.S. Olympic boxing team, the Associated Press reports.

In other movie news, Sylvester Stallone, 56, has written and now plans to direct and star in "Rampart Scandal," in which he would play real-life L.A. detective Russell Poole, who was assigned to investigate the murder of rapper Notorious B.I.G., according to Variety.

Poole eventually resigned and sued the LAPD. The notorious Rampart Scandal exposed corruption within the Robbery-Homicide Division of the force.

Stallone tells the trade paper that Poole theorizes that hip-hop mogul Suge Knight ordered Shakur's murder. Furthermore, says Variety, Knight is in talks to play himself in the film.

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