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Natalie Portman to Play Bull Rider in ‘The Fits’ Director Anna Rose Holmer’s New Film

Holmer directed Portman in James Blake's music video for "My Willing Heart," which premiered last week.

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman


Last week, Natalie Portman made news when she starred in the new music video for James Blake’s “My Willing Heart.” The black-and-white video was helmed by Anna Rose Holmer, the breakout director of “The Fits,” and features a very pregnant Portman connecting with her unborn child. Now, after giving birth to her daughter on February 22, the actress is already gearing up for a new project, which will reunite her with Holmer.

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According to Deadline, Portman and Holmer are teaming up for “Bronco Belle,” which follows a bull rider (Portman) as she tries to make her mark in a male-dominated sport. Khurram Longi is handling the script. The project is being shopped around, and “interest is already there.”

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Portman received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in Pablo Larraín’s experimental biopic “Jackie,” which is now available on VOD. She can currently be seen on the big screen in Terrence Malick’s romantic drama “Song to Song,” in which she stars alongside Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Michael Fassbender.

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