Annihilation Tidbits

This time of year is traditionally a bit quiet in Natalieland, but with Annihilation just a couple months away we keep getting a drip-drip of content. In the New Year…

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Planetarium Review

I was really excited about the prospect of Natalie working on a French film, particularly one directed by Rebecca Zlotowski whose Grand Central is fantastic. Unfortunately, this is one of my least favourite Natalie films. The story has a strong connection to the dead, but its the film that is D.O.A. It certainly looks handsome, and the performances (particularly Natalie and Emmanual Salinger) are solid at the very least.

Natalie Portman Planetarium
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Great Performers: L.A. Noir

 
It seems that today we can see, through a VR app of New York Times Magazine, nine virtual reality films featuring actors who have given powerful performances on the big screen this year… and Natalie is one of them. Here is the video:

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Tidbits

 
And here’s the weekly ration of tidbits for you all …

-The latest additions to the Cannes festival competition have been announced, and Planetarium is not among them, so we have to wait for the French premiere in October to see the film. Until then, the current rumors suggest a slot in Venice Film Festival.

-Talking about Planetarium, Vanity Fair France features an article and interview with Lily-Rose Depp this month, in which is included a nice reference to how Natalie played an important role in the selection of the Johnny Depp´s daughter for the movie:

She (Natalie) was who suggested the name of Lily-Rose Melody Depp to Rebecca Zlotowski, the Planetarium director. “Natalie sent me a picture of her while I was looking for a French speaking American to play her little sister aged 13, tells Vanity Fair in the latter. The resemblance between the two was quite disturbing. “The director is gone to meet her:” In May, we met. We walked in Paris, had a drink, bought a few things, she recalls. I liked her light, her grace, her femininity voluntary and no clutch. The cast stopped there.

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Jackie Stunner

  Wow, this photo of Natalie as Jackie is quite stunning. It was posted by director Pablo Larrain on his Instagram account. A photo posted by Pablo Larrain (@pablofabula) on…

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First Look At Planetarium

  The first still from Natalie's upcoming French language film, Planetarium, has arrived. The film is directed by acclaimed helmer, Rebecca Zlotowski and co-stars Lily-Rose Depp, who is pictured with…

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Here’s Jackie

  Hot on the heels of Planetarium, Natalie is jumping straight into Jackie, the biopic about Jackie Kennedy that is being produced by Black Swan helmer, Darren Aronofsky, and directed…

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Cate Blanchett added to Ragnarok

  With all of these Avengers films slated for their upcoming releases, we are slowly learning more and more about the eventual third film in the Thor series Thor:Ragnarok. We've…

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New KOC Still

  Check out this great new Knight of Cups production still by Melissa Sue Gordon over at Terrence Malick community One Big Soul. Thanks to Belerofonte for the find.

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‘Jackie’ Costar Casting

  According to Variety sources, Natalie's Garden State costar Peter Sarsgaard is in final negotiations to star alongside her as Robert Kennedy in Jackie. Click here to read more at…

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