Natalie Portman has signed on to star alongside Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal in Jim Sheridan's love-triangle drama Brothers for Relativity Media, according to Variety.

Based on Susanne Bier's 2004 Danish-language film, the story centers on a man (Maguire) who is sent to fight in Afghanistan while his black-sheep brother (Gyllenhaal) cares for his wife (Portman) and child.

Connie Nielsen (Gladiator) played the wife in Bier's version, speaking in her native Danish.

David Benioff (The Kite Runner) is screenwriting the remake.

Filming is scheduled to begin in early November.

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