Cast your mind back to the middle of 2009. It is announced that Natalie and Brad Pitt will be starring in and producing an adaptation of the unique novel, “Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry.”
The book is told entirely through photographs from an estate sale, which tell the story of the central relationship.
The last we heard was an early 2011 interview with Greg Mottola, who is adapting the novel, talking about how he thinks he’s cracked the challenging narrative conceit.
All of which brings us to what I heard from my source. Natalie is currently looking over a number of new and old projects and planning the way forward. Important Artifacts sounds like it’s ready to go but Natalie doesn’t feel that she squeeze it in. This might change but the impression I got was that Natalie is going to be very busy (yay) the next couple years and doesn’t want the project to have to wait any longer.
So chances are she will produce but not act in it. Disappointed? Relieved?