Natalie Portman Developing Stoner Comedy Titled 'Best Buds'
If you didn't know, Natalie Portman started a production company called Handsomecharlie Films a few years ago to develop projects that better "suited her tastes." One of their first films, Hesher, just premiered at Sundance. Pajiba reports that Portman is now developing a stoner comedy at Handsomecharlie called Best Buds. She will produce and star in the project that's said to be in the same vein as Harold & Kumar and Half-Baked. The story centers on two best female friends who take a road trip to their friend's wedding in order to save her by bringing her weed. I've already heard more than enough about this, I'm totally in.
The script for Best Buds was apparently written by Jamie Denbo, who wrote and starred in the Showtime pilot "Ronna & Beverly." Pajiba says this will probably be Portman's next project after she finishes Thor and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which Handsomecharlie is also producing. I agree with Pajiba's Dustin Rowles about this: "it [will] be nice to see a female-driven stoner comedy, for a change." I guess we don't see that too often which is why this already sounds so good. I'm loving everything about this so far. I'm a sucker for stoner comedies and I love Natalie Portman. Can't wait for this one to get going. But who will direct?