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Posted On September 28, 2012By Linda GeIn Casting

Natalie Portman sought for Jackie Kennedy biopic

Fox Searchlight is courting their “Black Swan” star and Oscar winner Natalie Portman to play the titular role in Jackie Kennedy biopic “Jackie”, according to Deadline. Noah Oppenheim wrote the script, which chronicles Kennedy’s life immediately following the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy. “Black Swan” director Darren Aronofsky had at one point been attached to direct the film, which had his then-wife Rachel Weisz attached to the role, but had fallen out. Steven Spielberg also showed interest in the project in 2010. Portman’s deal is said toRead More
Continuing this lovely trend, “Oz The Great and Powerful” co-stars James Franco and Mila Kunis are set for an onscreen reunion in Paul Haggis’ international drama “Third Person.” It was announced this morning that Kunis and Franco, along with Casey Affleck, are in talks to join Liam Neeson and Olivia Wilde in the anthology-style interlocking love story. Haggis’ film will follow a frustrated writer and his lover in Paris, a mother fighting for custody in New York and an American man helping to free an Italian woman’s daughter from aRead More
Natalie Portman is attached to produce and star in Western “Jane Got a Gun”, according to THR. The suddenly hot property is being shopped to financiers at Cannes and in addition to Portman’s star power, it also has a director in “We Need to Talk About Kevin”‘s Lynne Ramsey with a Black List script by Brian Duffield. Needless to say, a bidding war for both financing and distribution is currently underway. Portman will play a woman whose husband returns home riddled with bullet wounds and barely alive, the result ofRead More
Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis have both certainly been making a case for being part of the next generation of movie stars, and today their fast rising profiles are solidified a little further as Deadline reports Warner Bros have offered them the lead roles in “Jupiter Ascending”, the next highly secretive sci-fi project from Andy and Lana Wachowski. Natalie Portman had reportedly been offered the female lead back in January, but it looks like that didn’t come together and her “Black Swan” co-star may get the job instead. The WachowskiRead More
Michael Fassbender may be meeting his friends and foes for Ridley Scott’s “The Counselor” soon. Twitch Film reports that Natalie Portman is in early talks to take on the role of love interest Laura, while Jeremy Renner remains a top contender for the villain role of Reiner, though Scott is said to be leaning towards Javier Bardem. No official offers nor negotiations have commenced. Scripted by Cormac McCarthy, “The Counselor” has been described as “‘No Country For Old Men’ on steroids.” Fassbender will play a lawyer who decides to dipRead More
New mom and new Oscar winner Natalie Portman is ready to get back to work and has picked a hell of a comeback vehicle. Deadline reports the “Black Swan” actress has committed to starring in both of Terrence Malick’s next movies, which will film back to back this summer and fall. First she’ll do “Knight of Cups” with Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Isabel Lucas, and then take on “Lawless”, also with Bale and Blanchett in addition to Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Haley Bennett. Of course, there are noRead More
Rosario Dawson – not Scarlett Johanson, Melanie Thierry or Zoe Saldana, as previously rumored – has landed the female lead in Danny Boyle’s heist thriller “Trance”, reports Deadline. Dawson will join James McAvoy in the lead role of Simon, and Vincent Cassel is now also on board for the role of Aiden, a role previously held by Michael Fassbender, who had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. A remake of the 2001 British TV movie originally directed by Joe Ahearne, “Trance” tells the story of an art heist thatRead More
It was a cold and windy afternoon under the tents at the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards, as many of the usual suspects picked up awards, including James Franco and Natalie Portman for Best Male and Female Leads for their roles in Oscar favorites “127 Hours” and “Black Swan” respectively. “Black Swan” was the big winner of the night, also winning Best Director for Darren Aronofsky and Best Feature. “Winter’s Bone” also made a strong showing, winning both Best Supporting Actor and Actress for John Hawkes and Dale Dickey. AwardsRead More
It was just a couple of weeks ago there was speculation that director Sam Raimi was pursuing James Franco for the title role in Disney’s “The Wizard of Oz” prequel, “Oz, The Great and Powerful”, and today Vulture pulls a twofer by reporting that Mila Kunis will be joining the film, and thus good friend and frequent collaborator Franco’s involvement is finally cemented as well. Hot off the breakout role of a lifetime in “Black Swan”, Kunis has been fielding many high profile offers and will walk away from theRead More

Posted On January 18, 2011By Linda GeIn Awards

2011 BAFTA Awards Nominations

Those who threw in the towel and called this year’s awards race over might consider taking a second look. The Orange British Film Academy just announced their nominations for the 2011 Awards (Britain’s most prestigious awards – oftentimes referred to as Britain’s Oscars) and while predictably, “The King’s Speech” dominated with the most number of nominations (14) and ront-runners like “The Social Network” and “Black Swan” still made a strong showing, the Brits offer up a number of huge upsets and surprises. First and foremost, “True Grit” edges itself intoRead More