Israeli-born American actress Natalie Portman sure is one busy lady. Apart from working on her directorial debut A Tale of Love and Darkness at Cannes, she is now in talks for taking on more lead roles, and this time, she is interested in a historical ghost drama called Planetarium.
The movie will be helmed by French director Rebecca Zlotowski, who will be taking on the script she wrote with Robin Campillo, best known for the screenplay of another creepy film called The Returned, Empire Online reports.
The story of Planetarium revolves around two sisters who will be played by Portman and Lily Rose Depp, daughter of Johnny Depp. The two possess the uncanny ability to communicate with ghosts, and the highlight of the film will be their fateful meeting with a French film producer while performing in Paris back in the 1930s.
They are all going to start working on the film in September this year as they get ready for a May 2016 release date in France.
Apart from Planetarium, Portman will also be seen in the September 4 movie Jane Got A Gun as well as Terrence Malick's artsy film Knight of Cups, which has been given a UK release date on January 1, 2016.
Portman got her acting break back in 1994 with the action thriller called Leon: The Professional, but it was her role as Queen Padme Amidala in the Star Wars trilogy (released in 1999, 2002, and 2005) that garnered her mainstream success.
The actress earned the respect of her peers and fans when she decided to pursue a course in psychology at the Harvard University in 1999, while at the same time juggling her acting career, which was on the rise. She finished her bachelor's degree in 2003.
In 2005, Portman won a Golden Globe Award and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Closer, while in 2006, she won a Constellation Award for Best Female Performance and a Saturn Award for Best Actress for the political thriller V for Vendetta. For her role, Portman even shaved off her hair.
Her other works include The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) and the Thor franchise (2011 and 2013). For her performance in the 2010 psychological horror Black Swan, Portman earned her first Academy Award for Best Actress, her second Golden Globe Award, the SAG Award, the BAFTA Award, and even the BFCA Award.
As for Depp, she was briefly seen in Kevin Smith's Tusk and will be reprising her character named Colleen Collette in the director's next horror comedy film Yoga Hosers.