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Is Natalie Portman Heading To Jupiter?

A year ago, Natalie Portman was the hottest actress around. The “ Black Swan ” star was sweeping awards and earning the sine qua non of actor heat, the "Saturday Night Live" parody. She even survived an ill-timed dorky laugh. But Portman didn’t get to indulge in the main perk that comes from winning an Oscar — booking a big, prestigious movie. Portman was five months pregnant when she accepted the golden statuette last February, and pretty much stopped working afterward so she and costar/choreographer Benjamin Millipied could have their son, Aleph, who was born in June. She hasn’t worked since. (Portman could be seen in several movies last spring — “Your Highness” and “Thor” — but she shot those before her pregnancy.) Could Portman soon be coming out of her baby-induced hiatus? According to a person briefed on the project who was not authorized to talk about it publicly, the actress has been courted by Lana and Andy Wachowski to star in “ Jupiter Ascending ,” the science-

Showtime & Antoine Fuqua To Deliver Suge Knight Film

Just weeks after Showtime bowed its Paul McCartney documentary, the premium cable network is delving into another music-themed effort with Suge Knight . Training Day’s Antoine Fuqua will direct and produce the tentatively titled project based on the life and exploits of the Death Row Records co-founder. Black Swan’s Bradley J. Fischer will produce alongside Fuqua. The Knight doc is the first in a series of new documentaries produced by Showtime that will spotlight iconic and controversial figures to be overseen by filmmakers. “Suge Knight’s reputation and rise to power in the music business has become the stuff of legend, and he remains one of the entertainment industry’s most provocative and enduring myths,” Fischer said in a statement announcing the news Tuesday. “But while his name elicits an immediate and powerful reaction from people around the world, very few can legitimately claim to know the man. Antoine Fuqua and I are thrilled to be partnering with Showtime to tell th

Human Nature For George Clooney & Darren Aronofsky

Two months after Darren Aronofsky announced that he wouldn’t be making The Wolverine , Vulture has learned that the Black Swan director has set his sights on a new film: a fifteen-year-old original sci-fi spec script called Human Nature by a little-known screenwriter named Jeff Welch. George Clooney is attaching himself to star as a man who is cryogenically frozen and wakes up years later to a world in which humans have become pets of another species. Insiders tell us that Warner Bros.–based producer Akiva Goldsman (I Am Legend) is currently budgeting the movie, but if things go to plan, this would likely be Aronofsky’s next project. Please Leave A Comment- Source- Vulture

DVD Tuesday March 29,2011

It's Another Tuesday, so kids you know what that means. DVD Tuesday . We got all the information on the DVD's that were released today. Let's hope this information help's you to decide what movie to Rent or Buy. Black Swan New York City ballet dancer Nina ( Natalie Portman ) enters into an intense battle of wills with a talented and ambitious new arrival ( Mila Kunis ) who seems intent on edging her out of the spotlight in this supernatural-flavored psychological thriller from director Darren Aronofsky. Tangled The classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale gets a lavish CG makeover as directors Byron Howard and Nathan Greno team up to tell the tale of a fair-haired beauty (voiced by Mandy Moore ) with long-flowing locks, a gallant hero with a heart of gold, and the evil witch who plots to keep these lovelorn innocents apart. Fair Game The Bourne Identity director Doug Liman teams with screenwriters Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth to streamline Joseph

Did Natalie Portman Pull A Quick One in Black Swan?

The ballerina who served as a dancing double for Natalie Portman’s Oscar-winnning role in Black Swan tells EW she has been the victim of a “cover-up” to mislead the public about how much dancing Portman actually did in the film. “ Of the full body shots, I would say 5 percent are Natalie ,” says Sarah Lane , 27, an American Ballet Theatre soloist who performed many of the film’s complicated dance sequences, allowing Portman’s face to be digitally grafted onto her body. “All the other shots are me.” Lane’s claim follows a March 23 L.A. Times article in which Portman’s fiancé and Black Swan choreographer Benjamin Millepied said Lane’s work in the film was far less significant. “There are articles now talking about her dance double [American Ballet Theatre dancer Sarah Lane] that are making it sound like [Lane] did a lot of the work, but really, she just did the footwork, and the fouettés, and one diagonal [phrase] in the studio,” he said. “Honestly, 85 percent of that movie is Nata

Darren Aronofsky Will Not Direct The Wolverine Sequel

Darren Aronofsky is bowing out of directing 20th Century Fox’s sequel The Wolverine , saying the project would keep him out of the country for too long. Fox and Hugh Jackman - who is set to return in the title role - said they remain fully committed to making Wolverine and will move aggressively to find a new director. Fox hadn’t yet greenlit the sequel. A significant portion of the movie will be shot overseas (there had been plans to shoot in Japan). "As I talked more about the film with my collaborators at Fox, it became clear that the production of The Wolverine would keep me out of the country for almost a year,” Aronofsky said in a joint statement with Fox. “I was not comfortable being away from my family for that length of time. I am sad that I won't be able to see the project through, as it is a terrific script and I was very much looking forward to working with my friend, Hugh Jackman, again,” he continued. Stated Fox: “While we are of course disappointed th

The 83rd Academy Awards Winners

The 83rd Academy Awards belonged to The King’s Speech, which won four Oscars from its 12 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor ( Colin Firth ), Best Director ( Tom Hooper ), and Original Screnplay ( David Seidler ). The complete winners list below: BEST PICTURE 127 Hours Black Swan The Fighter Inception The Kids Are All Right WINNER: The King’s Speech The Social Network Toy Story 3 True Grit Winter’s Bone BEST ACTOR Javier Bardem, Biutiful Jeff Bridges, True Grit Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network WINNER: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech James Franco, 127 Hours BEST ACTRESS Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone WINNER: Natalie Portman, Black Swan Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine BEST DIRECTOR Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan Joel & Ethan Coen, True Grit David Fincher, The Social Network WINNER: Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech David O. Russell, The Fighter BEST SONG “Coming Home,”

Exclusive Interview With Kristina Anapau, She Talks Black Swan & Superman Reboot

I had the chance to get an Exclusive Interview with Kristina Anapau last week and get some insight to how she prepared for her role in Black Swan . I also tried to twist her arm for more information about the rumors about her auditioning for the upcoming SuperMan reboot . Kristina had planned to become a classical ballerina, having trained seriously since the age of 5. But after graduating from high school at fifteen (Yes 15) she attended the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, where she was discovered and cast in an Oahu-filmed television movie Escape From Atlantis; that was the start of her career. She made her rounds on to Television shows ( CSI: NY,House ) and smaller movie roles, then she was cast in Cruel Intentions 3 (Cassidy Merteuil). Next up was a staring role in the Wes Craven Horror film Cursed starring opposite Shannon Elizabeth, Jesse Eisenberg and Milo Ventimiglia. Anapau was a cover model for Stuff magazine. She was also one of Stuff magazine's "103 Sexies

The Other Woman Starring Natalie Portman

Can She Have A Better Year? This is the year of Portman. First Black Swan, then we find out she is pregnant. Can a girl ask for a better year? The Other Woman trailer was released this afternoon over at Yahoo. The radiant Natalie Portman (CLOSER, BLACK SWAN) lights up the screen in this frank, funny, and heart-wrenching adaptation of bestselling author Ayelet Waldman’s novel about life, loss, and family directed by Don Roos (THE OPPOSITE OF SEX, HAPPY ENDINGS). IFC will release this film on Video On Demand staring January 1st, 2011 and it will be followed by limited theatrical release on February 4th.. Watch the trailer after the Jump.. 'Other Woman' Theatrical Trailer @ Yahoo! Video The radiant Natalie Portman (CLOSER, BLACK SWAN) lights up the screen in this frank, funny, and heart-wrenching adaptation of bestselling author Ayelet Waldman’s novel about life, loss, and family directed by Don Roos (THE OPPOSITE OF SEX, HAPPY ENDINGS). Emilia ( Portman ) is a Ha

Tron: Legacy Box Office Winner

Tron: Legacy Wins Box Office ' Yogi Bear ' debuts at No. 2 as awards frontrunners ' Fighter ' and ' Swan ' also impress, but all-star ' How Do You Know ' falters at No. 8. Disney's 3D Tron: Legacy sped to the top of the domestic box office in opening to $43.6 million from 3,451 theaters, but the weekend was soft overall and studio titles will need strong holiday biz to come out ahead. Read my review of the film Here . Overseas, Tron rolled out in about half of all territories, grossing $23 million for a worldwide debut of $66.6 million. Imax theaters supplied a record proportion of the gross, including 25% in the U.S. Warner Bros.' 3D family entry Yogi Bear opened to $16.7 million from 3,515 domestically to place No. 2. The CG/live-action hybrid had been expected to open at $20 million. There was no shortage of 3D movies. Coming in No. 3 was 20th Century Fox and Walden Media's The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Tread

Three New Black Swan Featurette's

Oscar Buzz Here We Come Fox Searchlight has delivered three more new featurette's for their upcoming film Black Swan, which stars Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Vincent Cassel . The film is directed by Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler & upcoming Wolverine film.) Watch the clips after the Jump.. A New York City ballet company is producing Swan Lake, and director Thomas Leroy ( Cassel ) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre ( Ryder ) with ballerina Nina ( Portman ). Nina lives with Erica ( Hershey ), her overbearing mother and a former ballerina. Nina finds competition in new dancer Lily ( Kunis ). Swan Lake requires a ballerina who can play the innocent White Swan, which fits Nina, and the sensual Black Swan, which fits Lily. The dancers' rivalry changes into a bizarre friendship, and Nina begins exploring a dark side of herself. Please Leave A Comment-

Natalie Portman Shopping "BYO"

Natalie Portman Is A Dirty Girl Natalie Portman goes sapphic with Mila Kunis in the upcoming " Black Swan ." Now she's getting her racy on in a different way. For the past few weeks, Portman and college friend Laura Moses have been shopping to Hollywood studios a ribald comedy that they have written, said two studio executives who've read the script. The project, called " BYO " (for Bring Your Own ), concerns two very different twentysomething women who, after finding themselves unlucky in love, decide to throw a party to which each female attendee brings an eligible bachelor. The executives who've read the script describe it as a female-themed " Superbad ." Portman would star as one of the female leads and produce the movie, and the studio executives said they'd been told Anne Hathaway has expressed interest in the second lead role. The project, which has been passed on by several Hollywood studios, could still get made via eit

Natalie Portman Cuaron’s Gravity

Natalie Portman In Negotiations To Star In "Gravity" His “ Gravity ” script might be having trouble achieving orbit, but Jonas Cuaron’s relationship with Warner Bros. is soaring. The upshot is that the studio is in active negotiations with Natalie Portman , who has shot to the top of the most-wanted actress list off the heat generated from her performance in Darren Aronofsky ’s “ Black Swan .” The studio has picked up an untitled pitch from the scribe, with Hollywood Gang attached to produce. Logline details are being sequestered, but the project is a gritty thriller set in Mexico City. Cuaron co-wrote “ Gravity ” with his father, director Alfonso Cuaron. It initially was set up at Universal as an Angelina Jolie vehicle but then migrated to Warners, where it eventually lost Jolie. A round of testing new actresses began, as well as a re-engagement with Jolie, which was for naught. Please Leave A Comment- Source- THR

Natalie Portman Would Be Willing To Do A Professional Sequel

Portman Wants To Be A Cleaner Again 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 was 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

Fall Movie Previews Part 2

Fall Movie Previews Part 2 After an amazing summer of movies, with some low points in between Hollywood is gearing up for the fall season with some amazing looking films. Films that I am looking forward to seeing The Town, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Buried, Waiting for Superman, The Social Network, Let Me In and Red. What movies are heading to a theater near you? Here is our fall preview... Watch the trailers after the Jump.. NOVEMBER “ 127 Hours ” (Nov. 5) – The “Slumdog Millionaire” team of scriptwriter Simon Beaufoy and director Danny Boyle returns for this true-life tale starring James Franco as Aron Ralston, the mountain climber who resorts to cutting his lower right arm after being trapped under a boulder. “ Due Date ” (Nov. 5) – “The Hangover’s” Todd Phillips directs this road trip comedy starring Robert Downey Jr. as a father-to-be who is forced to hitch a ride with Zach Galifianakis to make it to his child’s birth on time. “ Fair Game ” (Nov. 5) – Naomi W

Black Swan & The Wrestler Were One In The Same

Black Swan & The Wrestler Were One In The Same In some strange parallel universe, one in which filmmaker Darren Aronofsky made some of his choices a little bit differently, " The Wrestler " and his upcoming follow-up "Black Swan" exist as a single film, one about the coupling of a wrestler and a ballet dancer. Bizarre? Absolutely. Aronofsky nonetheless looks at the two films -- the older of which garnered two Oscar nominations while the newer will kick off the Venice Film Festival in a couple days -- as part of a single line of thought. "I've always considered the two films companion pieces," They are really connected and people will see the connections. It's funny, because wrestling some consider the lowest art — if they would even call it art — and ballet some people consider the highest art. But what was amazing to me was how similar the performers in both of these worlds are. They both make incredible use of their bodies to express thems

Black Swan Intense Trailer

Black Swan Intense Trailer Starring Natalie Portman Fox Searchlight Pictures has finally released the first trailer for Darren Aronofsky's next film Black Swan , and the trailer looks amazing and intense from the start. The film stars Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis , and Vincent Cassel . Watch the trailer after the Jump.. Black Swan is an upcoming American psychological thriller directed by Darren Aronofsky . The film stars Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis as ballet dancers in a New York City production of Swan Lake. The production requires a ballerina to play both the innocent White Swan and the sensual Black Swan. Nina ( Portman ) fits for the White Swan, Lily ( Kunis ) fits for the Black Swan, and the two compete for the parts. Aronofsky and Portman first discussed the project in 2000, and after a brief attachment to Universal Pictures, Black Swan was produced in New York City in 2009 under Fox Searchlight Pictures. Notable figures from the ballet world helped with film

Winona Ryder To Star In "Black Swan"

Winona Ryder Is Going To The Ballet. "Swan" centers on a young dancer at the New York City Ballet (Portman) who may or may not be having delusions about a rival dancer (Kunis). The project, which began life at Universal before being reconceived as an indie, has drawn comparisons to "The Others" and other high-end supernatural thrillers. The specialty division is close to climbing aboard Darren Aronofsky 's " Black Swan ," in final negotiations on an agreement to co-finance and distribute the supernatural thriller set in the world of New York ballet. The pic, which stars Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, has also rounded out its cast. Winona Ryder has signed on to play an older dancer to Portman's and Kunis' younger performers, while Barbara Hershey and French actor Vincent Cassel are also joining the cast. Shooting is scheduled to start in New York before the end of the year, with a budget estimated to be $10 million-$12 million. Searchlight ha