After a long wait, we finally have the first official still of Annihilation, the science fiction film directed by Alex Garland (Ex Machina), based on the book by Jeff VanderMeer. In the photo, published by Entertainment Weekly, we can see Natalie´s character (named Lena), examining an alligator:
After a long hiatus, we finally saw Natalie return to work a few days ago. While we wait for more events, here is a new batch of Tidbits…
-In the coming weeks we will see the Natalie’s cameo in Angie Tribeca. In connection with this, Rashida Jones has talked about the participation of her friend in the sitcom:
Who’s one guest star you were most excited to work with in Season 3 of Angie Tribeca?
Natalie (Portman) had never done TV before, and we’ve been friends for a long time. She was adorably nervous about it, which was so funny from an Oscar winner. (Her character) is a bit of a play on an anti-feminist, old-school idea of a woman. She’s in a power position, but she’s still treated terribly by the men around her in a ’60s, Mad Men-way. It’s one of those characters where you’re like, “Wow, we have come a long way.”
–Song to Song had a very limited release in American theaters last March. Now is the time of its release in several European countries. As a result, photos already seen have emerged, this time in HD.
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It’s been a month since Natalie gave birth to Amalia, and there have not been any public appearances or candid photos yet. Waiting for some relevant news, here are a few tidbits:
-There’s nothing official yet, but according to Jeff Sneider, film reporter and regular writer on The Tracking Board, Natalie (and Jennifer Lawrence), would have passed on the project about Getty kidnapping, directed by Ridley Scott:
Heard Natalie Portman and Jennifer Lawrence have passed on Ridley Scott's Getty family kidnapping movie…
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) March 23, 2017
Considering that the movie would start shooting in May, and that Natalie should also shoot her scenes for Xavier Dolan’s film this spring, it seems pretty credible. We will see if there is any news about it in the coming weeks…
-Song to Song will expand to more theaters next weekend, and Natalie has given a couple more interviews on the film. Here they are:
-Finally, here we have a new instagram still from Terrence Malick´s film, with Natalie and Michael Fassbender:
So far, most official photos we’ve seen of the Terrence Malick’s film are from the rest of the main cast (Mara, Gosling and Fassbender), but here we finally have a third photo of Natalie in the movie, dressing a nice wedding dress, which we had already seen in shooting photos four years ago:
Four years after, we finally have news of the other Terrence Malick’s film that Natalie filmed in 2012.
During the last two years, the movie was known as Weightless, but now IndieWire reports that the final title of the film will be Song to Song. The website also confirms its premiere in the USA on March 17, and gives more details of its argument:
Here’s the premise: “In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples — struggling songwriters Faye (Rooney Mara) and BV (Ryan Gosling), and music mogul Cook (Michael Fassbender) and the waitress whom he ensnares (Natalie Portman) — chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of seduction and betrayal.”
In addition to the main quartet, a number of musicians appear as well: Patti Smith, Lykke Li, the Black Lips, Iggy Pop, Florence and the Machine, the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Considering Fabio briefly appeared in last year’s “Knight of Cups,” that sounds about right.
Also, the site has the first official still of the film (unfortunately Natalie does not appear in it).
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Before the end of the year, here are a few more tidbits about Pablo Larraín’s film…
-First of all, Here we have a long interview with Natalie for “Happy Sad Confused” MTV podcast, in which she tells about the movie, her career… and she also finally answers the million-dollar question: Which Star Wars film will she show her children first?
–The Wrap has another interesting interview with Natalie on portraying the iconic First Lady.
-Sebastián Sepúlveda, the film editor, relates in this great article the challenge of assembling Jackie‘s many layers.
-Renowned writer Joyce Carol Oates praised in her twitter account the awards-bound Pablo Larraín drama for its ability to reflect painful realities about the contemporary political landscape. Entertainment Weekly has an article about it.
-Finally, a new still of Natalie, from the oficial instagram of the movie:
Next weekend Jackie will expand to 26 theaters in the USA. Until then, here are a few tidbits to make the wait bearable…
–Vanity Fair has a new article focused on the costumes of the Pablo Larrain´s film, made by Madeline Fontaine. Some of the stills that illustrate it are brand new:
Today is the day: Jackie opens in the US, in a limited release at five theatres in Los Angeles and New York. This number will increase in the following weeks. To celebrate, what better than a new selection of exclusive stills of the film for Time Magazine:
Click on the image below to see them: