Natalie Portman is gearing up to direct A Tale of Love and Darkness for Participant Productions under her Handsomecharlie Films banner. According to Variety, this will mark the actress' directorial debut.

The film is based on Amos Oz' bestselling memoir of the same name. Naomi Foner is gearing up to write the screenplay based on the book. Portman stated, "We all have the same desire to make meaningful and artistically fulfilling films and are committed to the idea of stories leading to greater empathy and action for world issues."

The film does not have a set start date at this time, but will most likely go into production early next year.