Natalie Portman (“Star Wars” prequels) has expressed interest in directing a film version of Israeli writer Amos Oz’s internationally acclaimed autobiography, reports Reuters.
Portman, 25, may also act in A Tale of Love and Darkness if it is brought to the big screen, Jerusalem Capital Studios spokesman Danny Levy said.
“JCS has met with Portman to discuss the possibility of her participating in and directing a film version of the book,” he said.
A Tale of Love and Darkness describes Oz’s upbringing in Jerusalem amid the fighting during which the Jewish state was founded. Israeli media said Portman was interested in playing Oz’s mother, who committed suicide when the author was a youth.
Portman was born in Jerusalem and speaks Hebrew.