Natalie Portman Leaves Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, Making Room For Superman?
Much like the rotting skin of the undead, integral pieces keep falling off of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Following the departure of director David O. Russell, EW is reporting that now the film has lost it’s lead. Natalie Portman, whose production company will be ushering this film to the big screen, has left apparently due to “scheduling conflicts.”
We’re not sure what exactly those scheduling conflicts could have been caused by, as she recently turned down a role in Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity for the same reasons. She also won’t be going immediately from Thor on to the Avengers. But she may be clearing a path for another superhero you’ve heard a little bit about this past week.
About two weeks ago it was reported that Portman was a person of interest in the casting of Lois Lane in the upcoming reboot of Superman. However, Moviehole reported that if Darren Aronofsky didn’t get the director’s chair, Portman wouldn’t play the damsel in distress. This may be true, but her recent departure from several films may indicate that something big is on the horizon for the Harvard grad. We’ll let you know when we find out exactly what it is.
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