After a long time without a new project for Natalie, we finally had a big announcement today….
Natalie Portman and Lupita Nyong’o will star in a series adaptation of the Laura Lipman novel Lady in the Lake, which has been ordered straight-to-series at Apple TV +.
The series will be directed by Honey Boy director Alma Har’el, who co-created and will co-write with Colony and The Man In The High Castle writer Dre Ryan. Lady In The Lake is produced by Jean-Marc Vallée’s Crazyrose and Bad Wolf America, the U.S. arm of the His Dark Materials producer. Endeavor Content is the studio.
The limited series takes place in 60s Baltimore, where an unsolved murder pushes housewife and mother, Maddie Schwartz, played by Portman, to reinvent her life as an investigative journalist and sets her on a collision course with Cleo Sherwood, played by Nyong’o, a hard-working woman juggling motherhood, many jobs and a passionate commitment to advancing Baltimore’s Black progressive agenda.
This is the first lead television role for Natalie as well as the first major small screen role for Lupita Nyong’o as well the first television project for Har’el, who won a DGA Award for her feature film Honey Boy.
Director Alma Har’el has reacted to the news on her twitter:
It is not yet known when the series will begin filming, but we will be aware of more details…