Natalie Portman and Eric Bana are set to star in the historical drama, The Other Boleyn Girl for Columbia Pictures.

The film is based on the novel by Philippa Gregory that, according to The Hollywood Reporter, revolves around the ferociously ambitious Boleyn sisters, Mary and Anne (Portman), who are rivals for the bed and heart of 16th century English King Henry VIII (Bana).

Peter Morgan wrote the script for the film that Just Chadwick will direct. Shooting for The Other Boleyn Girl is set to begin in late September in Europe; a 2007 release is scheduled.