Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman to Star in Important Artifacts

March 18, 2009

Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman to Star in Important Artifacts

Before Marvel confirms any cast for Thor, we've got to get some other news out of the way first. Paramount has attached both Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman to star in a film based on the new Leanne Shapton book "Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris." If you couldn't already tell from that title, the book reads like an estate auction catalog, with 325 entries depicting items that reveal the private moments and the rise and fall of a four-year relationship between Hal Morris (a 40ish photographer) and Lenore Doolan, (a New York Times food columnist in her late 20s).

Paramount won an auction for the book rights Tuesday night, with Pitt's Plan B producing with Portman's Handsomecharlie Films banner. Portman first brought the book to Pitt, which is where this all began. The project will be developed as a romantic comedy, with Pitt to play Morris, and Portman to play Doolan. I absolutely love Natalie Portman and would be overjoyed to see her and Pitt in this, though I don't know if I can stomach another relationship movie with her in it. I'm probably most interested in seeing how the director crafts this, because I think it could be developed as a very fresh new take on romantic comedies.

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Would love to see Pitt and Portman play off one another....two excellent actors.

Cmurder on Mar 18, 2009


... i really don't understand why the word Marvel makes it into this post.

Zach on Mar 18, 2009


@2 possibly Portman being attached to Thor... other than that I got nothing.

Sojourner on Mar 18, 2009


Ya, sorry, that might've been confusing... I meant, before we hear about whether Natalie Portman IS actually cast in that... I'm saying, we heard that rumor about her being in Thor, then we get REAL casting news that is not related to Thor, then we'll hopefully hear about Thor later. Sorry for the confusion...

Alex Billington on Mar 18, 2009


i want to star with natalie portman

Jont on Mar 22, 2009

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