A few Easter Sunday Natalie news items for you guys.
– Variety has a big Cannes piece that looks over all the films that could be appearing. Natalie has two films mentioned – Weightless and Planetarium.
“Voyage of Time” or “Weightless” (Terrence Malick). Although the suddenly prolific auteur’s reputation has slid somewhat since “Tree of Life” earned the Palme d’Or in 2011, Malick remains a force to be reckoned with at Cannes. It has been strongly suggested that one of his upcoming movies will appear in the official selection. It could be “Weightless,” his star-studded tale of two love triangles set against the Austin music scene, which would put Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett and Val Kilmer on the red carpet. Then again, it could be “Voyage of Time,” his Imax documentary about the birth and death of the known universe.
“Planetarium” (Rebecca Zlotowski). A graduate of the prestigious La Femis school who presented her feature debut “Belle Epine” in Critics’ Week and follow-up “Grand Central” in Un Certain Regard, Zlotowski is one of the young filmmakers expected to land in competition with this 1930-set supernatural drama. Pic, which is in late post, stars Natalie Portman and Lily-Rose Depp as two spiritualist sisters. Sales: Kinology.
– In other Natalie films news, A Tale of Love and Darkness will be opening the Seattle Jewish Film Festival on April 2nd.