Brad Pitt and Nat to star in romantc comedy

By March 18, 2009Nat-news

Wow, didn’t see this coming. Maybe its the age difference but I never imagined Natalie and Brad would be playing a couple on screen, but according to Variety that is exactly what they’ll be doing.

Paramount Pictures has attached Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman to star in a film based on the new Leanne Shapton book “Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry.” The book was just published by Farrar Straus & Giroux.
Paramount won an auction for the book rights Tuesday night, with Pitt’s Plan B producing with Portman’s Handsomecharlie Films banner. Portman brought the book to Pitt, whose company is Par-based.

The book takes the form of Sotheby’s-like estate auction catalog, with 325 entries and photographs depicting items that reveal the private moments and the rise and fall of a four-year relationship between the fictitious couple Hal Morris (a 40ish photographer) and Lenore Doolan, (a New York Times food columnist in her late 20s).

The project will be developed as a romantic comedy, with Pitt to play Morris, and Portman to play Doolan.

Shapton, an illustrator and art director of the NYT’s Op-Ed page, uses items that range from clothes to notes, e-mails and heirlooms to convey the excitement, the hopes and dreams, and ultimately the heartache of a love affair that runs its course.

Wow, that’s a helluva long title. Certainly sounds like quite a unique take on the romantic comedy, which can only be a good thing.

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Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry


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Join the discussion 19 Comments

  • omgzrachel says:

    This definitely sounds promising.

  • richowe says:

    Oh God No! Another pretentious book title and film for Natalie?!! Make it stop!

  • Nannina says:

    Interesting. Wonder what will happen with it.

  • Garcy says:

    I’ll take “pretentious book title and film” over Thor.

  • anqxxx says:

    OH Yes!!!!
    Nat and Brad=duo of my dreams!

  • Agent Provocateur says:

    I am kind of excited about this…it has potential!

  • klee says:

    Didn’t NP say in her Rolling Stones interview that she would never date a fellow celeb but she would make an exception for Brad Pitt? (A mute point as he was and now again is married but at least she can still make out with him on camera)

  • frodo97 says:

    Ahhh Klee, but Brad Pitt isn’t legally married! Anyway, I don’t see them together on or off-screen. They’d make a very odd couple but maybe that’s the point. I like the idea of Natalie playing in an action or sci-fi movie. All these artsy films she’s been doing haven’t really done a lot for her career.

  • Dazza says:

    Closer = artsy farsty = Oscar nomination
    Star Wars = sci fi action = 10 years later, people still calling her wooden because of those films

  • omgzrachel says:

    tbh, I’d love to see Natalie in an arty sci-fi flick like 2046.

  • Dazza says:

    If Nat had been in The Fountain or Solaris I woulda lost my mind…in a good way.

  • PhillyIdol says:

    Oh please no. Let that not happen.
    I mean if thats what Natalie wants, but…

  • mauryk says:

    she needs a hit both for her career and her new company. good for her

  • teatray says:

    sounds promising!

  • Mockingbird says:

    This sounds interesting and like it could help Natalie’s career. I’m hesitant to get too excited as Brad Pitt is attached to a ton of projects at the moment so I’m just hoping this actually happens. Hopefully we’ll get director and screenwriter news soon.

  • JenR1215 says:

    would be cool to see Nat in a romance comedy
    something interesting…
    shit, i just want to see a damn Nat movie.

  • Jenski says:

    Brad Pitt’s films aren’t always successful, but I think he does more interesting work than a lot of actors. So his involvement says to me this is a very promising project.

    I also like that this isn’t about shopping, weddings, or babies. This sounds more like an Annie Hall type romcom.

  • Agie says:

    I would really like to see this duo.

  • severed69 says:

    Pitt can play ANY age, Daz. Sometimes he plays every ago in the same flick.