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Film Discussion => In Front of the Camera => Topic started by: MacGuffin on April 22, 2005, 02:49:48 AM

Title: Natalie Portman
Post by: MacGuffin on April 22, 2005, 02:49:48 AM
Portman to buy Helm's 'Emporium'
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Natalie Portman is in negotiations to star in "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium" for Mandate Pictures. The film will mark the directorial debut of Zach Helm, who will direct from his own script. Helm recently wrote "Stranger Than Fiction" for Mandate, which goes into production Monday.

Richard Gladstein is the producer through his Film Colony shingle, along with James Garavente. Mandate's head of production Nathan Kahane and Mandate's creative executive Jim Miller are overseeing development of the film. Mandate is fully financing "Emporium" and handling worldwide sales for the film.
Set in a strange and magical toy store, "Emporium" is a story about growing up and believing in the unbelievable.

"We are thrilled to be back in business with Zach Helm on another truly original and life-affirming story and grateful that he has entrusted us again to help bring his magic to the screen," Kahane said. "It is a testament to Zach's voice that we are in negotiations with Natalie."

"Zach is a unique and talented writer, and I'm thrilled to be working with him on what I imagine will be the first of many films he'll be directing," Gladstein said. "Natalie's response to the script has been brilliant, and she is the ideal actor around whom to build a wonderful ensemble."

Portman most recently was seen in Mike Nichols' "Closer," for which she received an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress after winning a Golden Globe in the same category. Portman has starred as the female lead, Queen Amidala, in George Lucas' blockbuster "Star Wars" prequels and next can be seen reprising her role in "Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith." Portman's credits include Zach Braff's "Garden State." She is currently shooting "V for Vendetta" and will shoot "Emporium" after completing "Goya's Ghosts."

Sony Pictures recently acquired Helm's "Stranger Than Fiction" from Mandate and will release it next year. Helm also is writing "The Disassociate," which is being developed for producer Lindsay Doran. Helm is the author of the plays "Last Chance for a Slow Dance" and "Good Canary."
Title: Natalie Portman
Post by: modage on April 22, 2005, 02:48:47 PM
she has a thing for zach's.  she is like a more expensive version of keira knightley.
Title: Re: Natalie Portman
Post by: MacGuffin on June 20, 2006, 09:30:45 PM
Portman and Bana flirting with 'Boleyn'
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Natalie Portman and Eric Bana are in final negotiations to topline Columbia Pictures' "The Other Boleyn Girl." Justin Chadwick has signed on to direct the historical drama, which is based on a novel by Philippa Gregory.

The story 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 ("The Last King of Scotland") adapted the screenplay.
Shooting is set to begin in late September in Europe.

BBC Films, which originally acquired book rights and made a 2003 telefilm starring Natascha McElhone, also is a producer on the film. Alison Owen, who partnered with BBC to make a big-screen version of the story, will serve as a producer on the Columbia project alongside BBC's David Thompson. Scott Rudin, who set the film up with Columbia, will executive produce. Focus Features has the option to acquire international rights.

Sony's Amy Baer and Rachel O'Connor are overseeing for the studio.

Portman recently toplined "V for Vendetta." The Oscar-nominated actress' ("Closer") credits include "Free Zone," "Garden State" and "Cold Mountain."

Bana, who most recently starred in Steven Spielberg's "Munich," next appears in Curtis Hanson's "Lucky You."

Chadwick's helming credits include last year's "Bleak House," the BAFTA-winning TV series based on a Charles Dickens' novel. "Boleyn" marks his first feature film
Title: Re: Natalie Portman
Post by: Derek237 on July 13, 2006, 06:48:00 AM
Does anyone here happen to have Nat's personal E-mail or any kind of address so I can ask her to marry me?
Title: Re: Natalie Portman
Post by: pete on July 13, 2006, 07:16:09 AM
you are one of those assholes that gives internet a creepy edge.
Title: Re: Natalie Portman
Post by: Pubrick on July 13, 2006, 07:36:59 AM
in case you all missed it..

from now on we will no longer be activating users with numbers in their names.
Title: Re: Natalie Portman
Post by: Derek237 on July 13, 2006, 10:42:12 PM
Luckily I signed up a few years ago then, eh. And luckily I'm certifiably sane, but just happen to be in love with Natalie Portman. So sorry if you can't appreciate the fact that one day we will get married on top of a  glorious mountain.

But oddly enough, tonight when I went to the movies and picked up a Tribute magazine, in the readers writing in section somebody asked for her address, too. So though it may not be for the intent of marriage proposal, I can sleep soundly knowing I'm not the only "asshole" who wants to contact her.

So in case anyone else is interested:

Natalie Portman
c/o International Creative Management (ICM)
8942 Wilshire Blvd.,
Beverly Hills, CA 90210,

..Hey, it's a start.
Title: Re: Natalie Portman
Post by: Pubrick on July 13, 2006, 11:14:56 PM
Luckily I signed up a few years ago then, eh.

it's never too late to right a wrong.
Title: Re: Natalie Portman
Post by: Derek237 on July 13, 2006, 11:28:01 PM
Wow. I can take a joke and all but that really was mean. And so uncalled for.
Title: Re: Natalie Portman
Post by: Pubrick on July 13, 2006, 11:44:04 PM
tell someone who cares

Natalie Portman
c/o International Creative Management (ICM)
8942 Wilshire Blvd.,
Beverly Hills, CA 90210,
Title: Re: Natalie Portman
Post by: Derek237 on July 14, 2006, 10:43:01 AM
With quick wit like that, how can I argue?
Title: Re: Natalie Portman
Post by: MacGuffin on February 08, 2007, 10:39:49 AM
Natalie Portman eyes screen version of Israel book

Hollywood actress Natalie Portman has expressed interest in directing a film version of Israeli writer Amos Oz's internationally acclaimed autobiography, a production spokesman said on Thursday.

Portman, 25, who is best known for her starring roles in the recent Star Wars trilogy, may also act in "A Tale of Love and Darkness" if it is brought to the big screen, Jerusalem Capital Studios spokesman Danny Levy told Reuters.

"JCS has met with Portman to discuss the possibility of her participating in and directing a film version of the book," he said.
"A Tale of Love and Darkness" describes Oz's upbringing in Jerusalem amid the fighting during which the Jewish state was founded. Israeli media said Portman was interested in playing Oz's mother, who committed suicide when the author was a youth.

Portman was born in Jerusalem and speaks Hebrew. In 2005 she appeared in "Free Zone," a road movie by Israeli director Amos Gitai that explored the tensions between Arabs and Jews in the Holy Land.
Title: Re: Natalie Portman
Post by: soixante on February 15, 2007, 03:56:57 AM
Try this:


Title: Re: Natalie Portman
Post by: Pubrick on February 15, 2007, 04:25:36 AM
Try this

Title: Re: Natalie Portman
Post by: Ravi on February 16, 2007, 12:14:41 AM
If she has AOL, she's an idiot.
Title: Re: Natalie Portman
Post by: MacGuffin on May 09, 2007, 11:36:57 AM
Natalie Portman's lifecast
Source: Valleywag

Natalie Portman, the actress who played Queen Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars saga, is touring around Silicon Valley in search of funding for a new project. The winsome movie star, who came to public notice as a 12-year-old in the charge of a grizzled assassin, is proposing a continuous video feed of her work and personal life. One investor that met with her: George Zachary of Charles River Ventures, the former playboy who now gets his kicks by investing at extraordinary valuations. Remind me: when did Silicon Valley go Hollywood?

Hollywood is freaked by the emergence of instant celebrities, in reality television, and on web sites such as Youtube. The agencies, and the stars, want in on the action, just as they did during the last internet boom. Thus CAA, the number one talent agency, put Will Ferrell, the comedic actor, together with Sequoia Capital. The result: Funny or Die, a version of Youtube for comedy clips.

Natalie Portman's effort appears more in the line of Justin.tv, the Yale graduate who had been filming every minute of his life, or Lonely Girl 15, the Youtube character who recorded a spectacularly popular video diary from her fictional bedroom. We know this only because one of Zachary's colleagues asked, rather indiscreetly, on Twitter: "How big of an audience do you think natalie portman lifecasting could attract?"

The answer? I'm sure it could draw a crowd, at least initially. Natalie Portman is attractive, and the concept of the celebrity reveal-all is sufficiently fresh, at least on the web. When other Hollywood stars follow the lead, which they will, the novelty will wear off. Then, again, that's exactly what they've been saying about reality television for, oh, about the last five years.
Title: Re: Natalie Portman
Post by: MacGuffin on September 29, 2010, 01:47:34 AM
Natalie Portman wants to do a sequel to The Professional
Source: SfyFy

Just three years after saying she had no interest in doing a sequel to her 1994 debut film The Professional—known internationally as Leon—Natalie Portman has changed her tune. But her willingness to return to the role that made her a young star is dependent on one condition.

According to MTV, Portman says she'd come back for a sequel only if original director Luc Besson were behind the camera again. Besson, for his part, has actually written a sequel called Mathilda, which focuses on Portman's character, but has said he has no interest in directing.

Portman says she has not even looked at the script for that very reason: "I have never read it, because Luc won't direct it himself, and so I'm only interested if he [directs]. ... I told him if he would do it himself, I would do it in two seconds. But he won't, so ... "

Besson himself, the French filmmaker known for directing La Femme Nikita and The Fifth Element, as well as producing the Transporter series, has been in and out of retirement for the past few years, so it's not clear whether he'd want to put on his director's hat again for Mathilda. There's also no guarantee that the studio that owns the rights to the property is interested in a sequel.

If anyone could inspire both him and the studio to get Mathilda up and running, however, we imagine it would be Portman. The actress is getting rave reviews (and Oscar buzz) for her starring role in the upcoming psychological thriller Black Swan, so the time may be right for our favorite "cleaner" to make a comeback!