After working together on Terrence Malick‘s upcoming drama, Natalie Portman and Michael Fassbender were all set to reteam again for Lynne Ramsay’s western Jane Got a Gun. But as our readers should be familiar with by now, a few weeks of mishaps resulted in a different cast and director. However, it didn’t take long for duo to find a chance to work together again though, as Screen Daily has news of their next collaboration.
First revealed earlier this week, Fassbender came aboard a new adaptation of Macbeth, set to be directed by Snowtown helmer Justin Kurzel. We’ve now got word that the “leading Hollywood actress” producers were chasing was Portman, as she has signed on to play Lady Macbeth.
Scripted by Todd Louiso and Jacob Koskoff, this iteration will tell the classic story of a Scottish lord who comes to power and will take a “visceral” style with key battle scenes. It will not be a modern update, however, as this take is set in the original language and in the 11th century. Production kicks off later this year for a 2014 release, around the time when we expect the duo’s Malick collaboration to land as well.
Are you looking forward to seeing Fassbender and Portman take on Macbeth?
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