PORTMAN: ISRAELI FILM ROLE
Two of my regular sources reported this news first. (Hat tip: Miriam first, because alphabetically in my RSS feed reader, Bloghead comes before the View From Here. Sorry, Harry.)
Miriam provides the link to Israeli director Amos Gitai's website; Americans may remember his Kadosh, which played here to some success a while ago. (I saw it at Makor, but I think it was also at some of the arty theaters.)
Harry, a married blogger who lives in Modi'in and writes long-winded synopses about stupid Israeli reality shows, predicts: "She'll play an American-Jewish girl in Israel who falls in love with a married blogger who lives in Modi'in and writes long-winded synopses about stupid Israeli reality shows." (That's okay, Harry. We all have our delusions. Since you're a Buffy fan-- read in a magazine that she's intentionally looking to marry a non-Jew.
Any theories from the peanut gallery? If you were casting Natalie in a Jewish-themed movie, what would it be? The best scenario gets a personal meeting with Harvey Weinstein and a contract at Miramax.*
*Note from the My Urban Kvetch legal team:
This blog post does not construe a promise of a meeting with Mr. Weinstein, a contract or even an in-person glance at Miramax Studios, regardless of the submission of a potentially winning scenario. Any such implication that submission will lead to a prize involving Miramax Studios is null and void--any party of the first, second or third part expecting to win such a prize from this weblog will experience disappointment. Best of luck to all applicants.