NATALIE STEPS INTO MU­SI­CAL ODYSSEY,AS ROONEY EX­ITS

The char­ac­ter of the pop star, around whom the film is cen­tred, has been de­scribed as ‘Brit­ney Spears­es­que’

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City - - ENTERTAINMENT - AGEN­CIES

Os­car-win­ning ac­tor Natalie Port­man has now of­fi­cially joined Jude Law in up­com­ing movie, Vox Lux.

Ac­cord­ing to Hol­ly­wood Re­porter, the 36-year-old ac­tor re­placed Rooney Mara, 32, who was ear­lier at­tached to play the cen­tral char­ac­ter, a pop star. The char­ac­ter has been de­scribed by the web mag­a­zine W as “some­what Brit­ney Spears-es­que tragic pop star”. The word “tragic” may be a ref­er­ence to the in­cred­i­ble rise to fame and equally in­cred­i­ble melt­down of Spears, who was pop su­per­star for years — a life that’s per­fect movie ma­te­rial.

The mu­si­cal odyssey, di­rected by Brady Cor­bet, fol­lows Ce­leste, as she rises to fame. Singer Sia will pro­vide orig­i­nal mu­sic for the film, whose shoot­ing be­gins soon.

Port­man is also in talks to star in Pale Blue Dot, an as­tro­naut drama.

The ac­tor will be next seen in Alex Gar­land’s An­ni­hi­la­tion, a sci-fi thriller.

THE FILM FOL­LOWS CE­LESTE, AS SHE RISES TO FAME. SINGER SIA WILL PRO­VIDE ORIG­I­NAL MU­SIC FOR IT

PHOTO: EVAN AGOSTINI/INVISION/AP PHOTO: MARK RAL­STON/AFP

Natalie Port­man has re­placed Rooney Mara (in­set) in a film about a pop star

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