Natalie Portman has signed a two-year production deal with Participant Productions for her newly formed Handsomecharlie Films production company.
The company's first project is A Tale of Love and Darkness, on which Portman plans to make her feature directing debut. The story is based on the bestselling memoir of Amos Oz, with Naomi Foner (Running on Empty) in negotiations to adapt the screenplay. That project, however, is not set up at Participant.
Portman will be seen in the upcoming Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, The Other Boleyn Girl and My Blueberry Nights.