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Apple gets first dibs on new TV shows from Natalie Portman

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Natalie Portman and Apple are working together like Thor and Jane Foster.
Natalie Portman stars in past and future Thor movies, but now she’s also creating TV series that might appear on Apple TV+.
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Apple TV+ reportedly signed a first-look deal with Natalie Portman and her business partner Sophie Mas. The women recently formed a production company named MountainA that will develop TV series that Apple will have the first chance at.

The two are already working with Apple on Lady in the Lake, a series that was announced last week and will star Portman.

Natalie Portman is latest actor to shun Steve Jobs movie

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Excited about seeing Natalie Portman in a Steve Jobs movie? Prepare to be disappointed. Photo: Mira (on the wall)/Flickr CC

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin previously claimed that Steve Jobs’ life was rich enough that it could make 10 movies. Based on the evidence we’ve been presented with, however, it’s having a tough enough time making one.

This week’s setback is the news that Natalie Portman, who was reportedly in talks to play a role in the movie, has decided to part ways with the project for unknown reasons.

This is the latest in a long line of challenges for the movie adaptation of Walter Isaacson’s bestselling movie. Multiple A-list actors and directors passed on the project early on, before Sorkin’s handpicked Steve Jobs thesp Christian Bale was cast as Apple’s co-founder, only to later throw in the towel.

Most recently, the movie was put up for sale by its original studio Sony, which wound up selling to Universal Studios for development costs only.

Natalie Portman in talks to star in Steve Jobs biopic

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Natalie Portman may star in Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs movie Photo: WikiCommons

Natalie Portman may play a major role in the upcoming Steve Jobs movie scripted by Oscar-winner Aaron Sorkin.

The actress is in talks to join the film, reports Deadline, and while the details of her role are unknown, she’s expected to play a major part in the movie that will feature Steve Jobs’ first daughter Lisa as the main heroine.