Casting Call: Natalie Portman Reaches New ‘Heights’
First Published: April 11, 2008 3:58 PM EDT Credit: Associated Press
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Natalie Portman’s ready to soar to new “Heights.” Colin Farrell joins a “Triage” unit. Plus, why Adrien Brody is feeling a bit yellow. It’s all in the latest edition of the Access Hollywood Casting Call!
Natalie Portman will take the lead in a new film adaptation of “Wuthering Heights,” reports Variety.
The script was written by Olivia Hetreed, who also penned “Girl With a Pearl Earring.”
Based on Emily Bronte’s novel published in 1847, the English lit classic “Wuthering Heights” was most recently redone in 1989, starring Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche.
The most definitive version is still the 1939 film adaptation, starring Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon.
The story focuses on a passionate, yet thwarted, love affair between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and how the unresolved passion eventually destroys themselves and everything around them.
Portman will next be seen in “Brothers,” alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire. She currently stars opposite Scarlett Johansson in “The Other Boleyn Girl.”
Colin Farrell has been tapped to star in the dark tale “Triage,” reports Variety.
The film, which also stars Paz Vega and Christopher Lee, follows a photojournalist who returns home following a dangerous assignment without his colleague and best friend.
Shooting will take place in Ireland and Spain from April to June.
Up next for Farrell, is the crime-drama “Pride and Glory,” opposite Edward Norton.
He last appeared on the big screen in the film “In Bruges.”
Adrien Brody has signed on to star in the thriller “Giallo,” per The Hollywood Reporter.
From Italian horror master Dario Argento, “Giallo” centers on a U.S. flight attendant who teams with an Italian investigator to search for her sister, who was abducted by a serial killer known only as “Yellow,” which is “giallo” in Italian.
Emanuelle Seigner (“The Diving Bell and The Butterfly”) and Elsa Pataky have also signed on to join the cast.
Production is slated to begin May 12 in Torino, Italy.
Brody, who will also executive produce “Giallo,” recently wrapped production on the drama “The Brothers Bloom,” co-starring Rachel Weisz and Mark Ruffalo.
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