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Natalie Portman Eyes ‘Annihilation’ for ‘Ex Machina’ Director

Natalie Portman Eyes ‘Annihilation’ for ‘Ex Machina’ Director

Actress Natalie Portman is in early talks to star in Ex Machina director Alex Garland's new sci-fi project entitled Annihilation. We first reported on Annihilation back in October, when Alex Garland signed on to write and direct this adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer's novel. The deal is dependent on production starting in early 2016, and it is believed that both sides will come to an agreement on the starting date very soon.

The story centers on a team of four scientists who embark on an expedition to explore a bizarre place known only as Area X, which is cut off from all civilization. There have been 12 previous expeditions to Area X, with the story centering on a biologist (Natalie Portman) who goes on this latest trek to find out the truth about why her husband disappeared. Many of the other trips to Area X resulted in team members committing suicide, becoming mentally ill, or stricken with cancer.

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First Look at Natalie Portman in ‘Jane Got a Gun’

First Look at Natalie Portman in ‘Jane Got a Gun’

After experiencing a number of production set backs, which included numerous actors dropping out and director Lynne Ramsay bailing on the first day of production to later be replaced by Gavin O'Connor, Jane Got a Gun is finally ready for its debut this September. The trailer will be released soon, but today we have a number of photos from this Western, which give us a first look at Natalie Portman and Joel Edgerton.

Natalie Portman stars as American frontier mother Jane Hammond, who is trying to raise her family in the Old West. Jane must seek the help of ex-lover Dan Frost (Joel Edgerton) after her husband returns home riddled with bullets and a team of outlaws hot on his trail. Jane Got a Gun also stars Ewan McGregor, Rodrigo Santoro and Noah Emmerich.

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Natalie Portman Passes on ‘Steve Jobs’ Biopic

Natalie Portman Passes on ‘Steve Jobs’ Biopic

Less than two weeks after first entering talks to play the female lead in Universal's Steve Jobs biopic, Natalie Portman has backed out of the project. No details were given as to why she ultimately passed on the movie. No details were given for her character, but it was speculated that she would play Steve Jobs' daughter.

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin revealed in November that Steve Jobs' daughter, Lisa Bennan-Jobs, is the "heroine" of this story. The Apple co-founder initially denied the paternity of his daughter, although they later reconciled and she spent her teenage years living with him. Lisa Bennan-Jobs did not participate in Walter Isaacson biography, which the adaptation is based on, but Aaron Sorkin revealed that he spent time with her while he was writing the screenplay. Steve Jobs also paid for his daughter to attend Harvard, which was around the same time that Natalie Portman herself was enrolled at the Ivy League college.

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Natalie Portman in Talks for ‘Steve Jobs’ Biopic

Natalie Portman in Talks for ‘Steve Jobs’ Biopic

Natalie Portman has entered negotiations to star in the Steve Jobs biopic. Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen are still in talks to play Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. The project recently moved to Universal Pictures after Sony Pictures dropped it last week.

No details were given for Natalie Portman's character, but she is said to have a major role. It seems likely that the actress may be playing Lisa Bennan-Jobs, the daughter of Steve Jobs who screenwriter Aaron Sorkin revealed earlier this month is the "heroine" of the biopic. While Steve Jobs initially denied that Lisa was his daughter, he still ended up naming one of his earlier computers, the Apple-Lisa, after her. They later re-connected, with Lisa spending her teenage years living with her father.

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Chris Hemsworth's Wife Was Natalie Portman's Kissing Stand-In for ‘Thor: The Dark World’

Chris Hemsworth's Wife Was Natalie Portman's Kissing Stand-In for ‘Thor: The Dark World’

Even if you haven't seen Marvel's Phase Two sequel Thor: The Dark World, it shouldn't be considered a spoiler to say that Chris Hemsworth's Thor and Natalie Portman's Jane Foster embrace in a passionate kiss towards the end of the film.

However, Natalie Portman has revealed that it wasn't actually her kissing the actor, but instead, it was his actual wife, actress Elsa Pataky.

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Thor and Loki Embrace in ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Shanghai Poster

Thor and Loki Embrace in ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Shanghai Poster

Thor: The Dark World has been raking in the cash at the international box office. And now we know why. Check out this overseas poster for the Marvel Phase Two sequel, found in the lobby of a Shanghai movie theater, which puts a unique spin on the brotherly relationship between Thor and his younger sibling Loki. Did they just finish reading the new Corey Feldman biography? Hey, its okay, Loki is adopted! For those of you who think Chris Hemsworth has more sexual chemistry with Tom Hiddleston than he did with Natalie Portman, this one is for you.

Thor: The Dark World was released November 8th, 2013.

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‘Thor: The Dark World’ Cast Interview with Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman

‘Thor: The Dark World’ Cast Interview with Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman

We recently traveled to London, England, where we took part in the Thor: The Dark World press day. Our man on the scene, Bo Bory, caught up with the cast for some great 1:1 interviews, which we will be sharing with you over the course of the next few days. But first, we were also asked to participate in a round-robin style cast interview with everyone together, at the same time. We now have the transcript, which you can read for yourself, as it delves into the making of this Marvel Phase Two adventure to answer some of your most burning questions.

I'm gonna start with a hard-hitting question for everybody, starting with you, Kevin, and working the way down the line...

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‘Thor: The Dark World’ Sif and Jane Foster Character Posters

‘Thor: The Dark World’ Sif and Jane Foster Character Posters

One woman prepares for battle while the other prepares for love in this latest look at the Marvel adventure, in theaters this November.