Natalie Portman Set For HBO’s “Beside Ourselves”

Natalie Portman has run the gamut of the big screen from small indies to foreign films, anthology features, auteur dramas, formula rom-coms, big-budget sci-fi and action, and more. She’s pretty much done all you can on the big screen, so now she’s trying out another arena – television.

Portman has signed up to star in and executive produce a miniseries adaptation of Karen Joy Fowler’s novel “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” at HBO. The story follows Rosemary Cooke, a talkative child who grew up to be a young withdrawn woman deeply repressing a very dark memory.

Rosemary’s adored older brother is a fugitive wanted by the FBI for domestic terrorism and her parents are now distant and shells of their former selves. It all ties back Fern, Rosemary’s beloved sister whom isn’t quite whom you think she is.

Christopher Monger (“Temple Grandin,” “The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain”) is penning the script but not director has yet been set.

Source: Deadline