Director: Jim Sheridan
Co-stars: Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal
US Release Date: 4 December 2008
Filming: November 2007 – January 2008
Natalie’s Character: Grace Cahill
Plot Summary: The story centers on a man (Maguire) who is sent to fight in Afghanistan while his black-sheep brother (Gyllenhaal) cares for his wife (Portman) and child.
– The film is a “based on” Susanne Bier’s 2004 Danish film of the same name.
– On doing a remake, Natalie said: “I actually haven’t seen it yet either. I’m not sure if I will because I’m a little scared. I’m always scared that my whole performance will be dictated by either trying to do the same or trying to do something different than what I see someone else do.
Running Time: 105 min
MPAA Rating: Rated R
Budget: $26 million
Gross: $29 million (domestic) and $43 million (worldwide)