After winning an Oscar for her role in Black Swan and taking some time off to deliver her child, Natalie Portman is back in a major way, currently shooting back-to-back Terrence Malick films and aside from a minor role in Thor: The Dark World, she’ll also join Michael Fassbender in Lynne Ramsay‘s upcoming Jane Got a Gun.
That’s certainly not all though. After recently becoming attached to Fox Searchlight’s Jackie Kennedy drama, The Wrap reports two more roles the actress is circling. First up, she is looking at a lead role in a film described as Training Day meets La Femme Nikita. Titled Code Name Sasha, the Paramount project would see her as “a single mother who has been engaged in criminal activity since she was a teenager. She is given a chance to get out when the FBI asks her to go under cover to bring down the world’s largest gun-running organization.”
Then over at 20th Century Fox, the actress is also looking towards the drama Last Witness, where she’d play a “psychologist working with the sole survivor of a bombing in a café in Boston who is suffering from amnesia.” While offers are out for the former film, and she’s just being eyed for the latter, nothing is confirmed but expect a decision within the next couple months. However, if you want to see a film Portman is most certainly in, she’s been spotted on the Austin set of Terrence Malick‘s latest drama, starring alongside Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Christian Bale and more. Check them out above and below (via Public) in which Portman sports a much different look than the wrapped Knight of Cups.
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