Natalie Portman is Reuniting with Michael Fassbender on 'Macbeth'
After plans for Michael Fassbender to star opposite Natalie Portman in the once troubled, but now-shooting production of Jane Got a Gun fell through, it looks like the two talents will get a chance to work together again. Just recently we learned that Fassbender was going to lead Justin Kurzel's adaptation of Macbeth, the classic Shakespeare play. Now ScreenDaily reports Portman will take the role of Lady Macbeth in the story that will be set in the 11th century and told using the original language. Apparently Portman has been wanting to take on this role for awhile, and she even considered doing the play on stage.
For those not familiar, the story follows a ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord siezes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches. ScreenDaily calls the adaptation "visceral" and points out that it will include some significant battle scenes as well. This won't be the first time Portman and Fassbender have worked together since they're also supposed to appear in Terrence Malick's film about the Texas music scene (if they don't end up on the cutting room floor). The script from actor turned writer Tood Louiso and Jacob Koskoff (both of The Marc Pease Experience) has been in-demand, even before it's shopped around at Cannes later this month, so we'll keep you psoted.