Hathaway has expressed interest in the second lead role.
The project, which has been passed on by several Hollywood studios, could still get made via either a studio or, more likely, via independent financing. Representatives for Hathaway and Portman could not immediately be reached for comment.
Portman, who has never previously written a movie, graduated from more buttoned-down roles with her pole-dancing turn in 2004’s Closer.
Black Swan sees her going back to that territory: In the film, she plays a repressed ballerina who lets her hair down in a muchtouted scene involving Ecstasy, a rave and sex with Kunis’ character.
Now, apparently, she’s adding a Judd Apatow notch to her belt too. – Los Angeles Times/ McClatchy-Tribune Information Services