Natalie Portman is being courted for the lead role in Dare Me, an adaptation of a novel by Megan Abbott.

The Vow director Michael Sucsy is helming the project, which centers on Addy Hanlon and Beth Cassidy. The cheer-leading duo are the unchallenged rulers of their high school until a new coach comes into play and gives the girls an attitude adjustment. After a shocking event takes place, the local police begin an investigation involving the coach and her squad. Anticipating their season finale, the girls are forced to question their loyalties as the stakes ascend higher.

Natalie Portman most recently appeared in Kenneth Branagh's superhero project Thor and will next be seen in Gavin O'Connor's Jane Got a Gun.

No production schedule has been released.