Almost a month ago, Collider reported that Natalie was in negotiations to direct her second feature film. Well, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety confirm today that she has closed a deal to direct and star in the biopic about the Friedman twins.
No start date has been set for the production. Natalie made her directorial debut with the 2015 drama “A Tale of Love and Darkness.
The Toronto Film Festival has announced today that Vox Lux will also be in its lineup. The film by Brady Corbet starring Natalie will be premiered a few days earlier in Venice:
— TIFF (@TIFF_NET) August 21, 2018
The film can be seen in Venice on September 4, and in Toronto three days later, on September 7.
After the jump, we have the full synopsis of the film…
One of the many causes in which Natalie is involved is Families Belong Together, a movement that opposes the separation of children from their parents along the U.S. border with Mexico and at other ports of entry into the U.S. Natalie showed her support for this movement by spending the morning with ACLU lawyer Ahilan Arulanantham at child immigration court in LA:
A few weeks ago we saw an advance of the new Dior Rouge campaign. Today we can see another batch of “stolen” photos from the Dior Makeup instagram. Here they are:
The campaign will be officially launched on August 27.
While we wait to see more promotional material of Vox Lux before its premiere in Venice, here we have a couple of tidbits:
-Speaking of festivals, it seems that The Death and Life of John F. Donovan will not be the only occasion to see Natalie at the Toronto Festival. According to IMDB, Natalie also participates in This Changes Everything, a documentary directed by Tom Donahue, which explores the sexism in Hollywood through the voices of marquee celebrities, including Geena Davis, Meryl Streep, Sandra Oh, Jessica Chastain, and many other ambassadors of the TimesUp movement. This feature will premiere in the TIFF next September.
–Mondo will release a new Black Swan special poster tomorrow, designed by Jack Hugues, and it’s spectacular:
What Natalie Portman news has you most excited?
It’s an interesting time in Natland with Natalie filming Pale Blue Dot (or whatever it’s called), rumours of directing her next film, plans to go to Venice for Vox Lux, and then TIFF for Death and Life of John F Donovan.
The question is, what are you most excited about? Go to our Twitter poll to vote.
Do you want to get a double date with Natalie and Benjamin to go to the ballet in LA? Well… thanks to Omaze, maybe you have an opportunity.
According to this report, WE announced a partnership with Omaze and a star-studded lineup of celebrities to help raise funds for WE Schools – a year long service-learning curriculum that empowers young people, including underserved youth, to create meaningful impact locally and globally. In a series of video announcements, top stars including Natalie, Kermit the Frog, Martin Sheen, Paula Abdul, Sofia Carson and more, are offering fans the chance to live their dream celebrity experiences, all in a bid to empower 100,000 students to engage in service.
All of these stars have created video announcements, and this is Natalie’s video:
These campaigns will also be featured in the fourth annual WE Day Special, airing on ABC, Friday, August 17, 2018.
More great news: another Natalie movie can be seen this fall…
The Toronto film festival has announced today a second round of films for its next edition, and “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan,” the long-awaited film by Xavier Dolan, will have a special presentation at TIFF:
A long-awaited announcement: Xavier Dolan’s THE DEATH AND LIFE OF JOHN F. DONOVAN will have its World Premiere at #TIFF18.
— TIFF (@TIFF_NET) August 1, 2018
The festival is celebrated this year from September 6 to 16.
A couple of Vox Lux tidbits to end this intense week, full of great news…
-Natalie confirmed on instagram that she will attend the premiere of Brady Corbet’s film in Venice, recalling her first appearance at the film festival, with Black Swan in 2010:
It seems that Benjamin has choreographed the last ten minutes of the movie, in what promises to be a great musical number, along with the songs by Sia, composed specifically for the film:
According to Collider, Natalie is nearing a deal to direct an untitled film about Esther and Pauline Friedman, identical twin sisters who are better known as the writers behind the syndicated Ann Landers and Dear Abby advice columns, and she also plans to tackle both roles:
If this project is confirmed, it would be the second film as director of Natalie, after “A Tale of Love and Darkness”.
Natalie has posted on Instagram a first glimpse of her, in costumes for the character in Noah Hawley’s movie. Here she is:
The official section line up of the Venice Film Festival has been unveiled today, and Brady Corbet’s Vox Lux is one of the selected films. The last time Natalie premiered a movie in competition at the Lido was Jackie, two years ago. Will the great critical reception of Pablo Larrain’s film be repeated on this occasion? Hopefully it will be like that…
— Biennale di Venezia (@la_Biennale) July 25, 2018
A new Dior Ultra Rouge lipstick campaign is coming, and we have a couple of stunning photos and a video (via @Padme.Natalie):
More after the jump: