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Natalie Portman may play astronaut in film

Natalie Portman may play astronaut in film

Actress Natalie Portman is gearing up to lead space drama Pale Blue Dot as a replacement for Reese Witherspoon.

Witherspoon had left the role in last November due to scheduling conflicts with season 2 of "Big Little Lies".

The drama was once meant to be a starring vehicle for Reese Witherspoon, but she is instead producing along with Bruna Papandrea.

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"Pale Blue Dot" tells the story of an American astronaut, whose life starts to come apart after she returns home from a mission to her seemingly ideal life, according to Variety. Hawley directs from a script by Elliott DiGuiseppi and Brian C Brown.

Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman is so frustrated at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for not nominating any female directors that she's made a decision to leave this planet entirely. Oprah spoke with some of Hollywood's most powerful women after the Golden Globes about how best to champion women.

The film puts Portman back in her wheelhouse of prestige dramas following her 2017 Oscar nomination for playing first lady Jackie Kennedy in "Jackie". Portman is also attached to an HBO miniseries of her own with an adaptation of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. He has Buried Bodies (based on the real life Lake Pleasant Bodies case), a Doctor Doom solo movie, and an adaptation of his own novel Before the Fall lined up as potential directing gigs, but Pale Blue Dot is now slated to be his feature directorial debut. The project, which had originally tapped Reese Witherspoon as its star, is, instead, looking at a headliner in Natalie Portman, who's logged plenty of space time in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.


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