Is Stuart Beattie prolific or what? The 3:10 to Yuma re-writer (who broke into the big-time with his Collateral screenplay) and Baz Luhrman have co-written “a sweeping Aussie [period] romance in the tradition of Gone with the Wind” that will costar Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman, according to Dark Horizons. “Despite the amusing working title of ‘Project Oklahoma’, Luhrmann says that ‘it’s not a musical [but] uses the sweeping landscape of Australia and spans from the mid-1930s to the bombing of Darwin during World War II.” Luhrman says he’s going the non-CGI, Lawrence of Arabia route in the filming of the big outdoor eye-filling moments. The idea, said Luhrman, is “to do what David Lean did. He shot in Wadi Rum [in Jordan]. We’ll be shooting in the Kimberleys.” Filming will start in August “with backing from 20th Century Fox,” says the report. The budget is rumored to be somewhere around $30 million. Rehearsals begin in Los Angeles in two weeks.