Following her critically acclaimed performance in Black Swan, Natalie Portman is easily one of the most sought after women in Hollywood. She’s already turned down the lead role in Gravity and might even have a Gotham City vacation ahead of her in The Dark Knight Rises, but there’s another very different job that interests Portman right now: becoming a screenwriter.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Portman is in the process of shopping around her very first screenplay, titled BYO — or Bring Your Own — to various studios. She co-wrote the script alongside college friend Laura Moses, with the story centering on “two very different twentysomething women who, after finding themselves unlucky in love, decide to throw a party to which each female attendee brings an eligible bachelor.” Portman would star as one of these women, while Anne Hathaway has reportedly expressed interest in the second lead.
Producers who have read the script describe BYO as a female-themed version of Superbad. Although several studios have already reportedly passed on the script, there’s a very likely chance that Portman’s first screenwriting gig will come to fruition thanks to independent financing.
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