After a particularly troubled production, Jane Got a Gun is finally getting set to hit theaters early next year. The Weinstein Company set the Western for release sometime in February 2016, but while we wait for the release date announcement, foreign distributor Mars Distribution has debuted the first international trailer, along with a new poster. We got our first look at the film with a photo of Natalie Portman that arrived in January, when it was still set to hit theaters on September 4. But a lot has changed since then.
The Western starring Natalie Portman was shot in 2013, but the production got off to a rocky start. Original director Lynne Ramsay abandoned the project on the first day of principal photography, which resulted in Jude Law dropping out as the main villain. Gavin O'Connor came aboard to replace the director, with Bradley Cooper momentarily stepping in to replace Jude Law, before he had to bow out due to scheduling difficulties. Eventually, Ewan McGregor came aboard to play the main villain, who terrorizes Natalie Portman's title character.Read More
Actress Natalie Portman goes back to her homeland of Israel in the first international trailer for her directorial debut, A Tale of Love and Darkness. The drama had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, but the project doesn't have domestic distribution as of yet, so we're not sure when it may hit theaters stateside. While the trailer is entirely in the Hebrew language, without English subtitles, it's still worth seeing the first footage, despite the language barrier.
Based on Amos Oz's international best-seller, A Tale of Love and Darkness is the story of Oz's youth at the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film details young Amos' relationship with his mother and his birth as a writer, looking at what happens when the stories we tell, become the stories we live. Natalie Portman also wrote the screenplay adaptation and stars as Amos' mother Fania Oz.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More