Natalie Portman and Lily-Rose Depp Will Play Spooky Sisters in French Horror ‘Planetarium’
That Natalie Portman sure is keeping busy with one badass schedule. In addition to the recent news that Portman will portray a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg (aka the Notorious R.B.G.) in On the Basis of Sex, the actress has also lined up another project: a French period ghost story titled Planetarium, in which she’ll co-star with Lily-Rose Depp, the daughter of — oh, like we need to tell you.
Per Variety, Portman and Depp will co-lead the period horror drama which centers on two spiritualist sisters in 1930s France who are able to communicate with ghosts, and who encounter a French producer while performing in Paris. The film will be directed by Rebecca Zlotowski (Grand Central) and based on a script Zlotowski wrote with Robin Campillo, who previously wrote the screenplay for The Returned (aka Les Revenants), the horror drama on which the acclaimed French miniseries (and the recent A&E series) was based.
In addition to its haunting tone, Planetarium will also carry some political subtext in relation to the modern extremist issues in Europe — the French producer character is inspired by real-life Jewish producer Bernard Natan, a prolific producer of the ‘20s and ‘30s, who later died at Auschwitz.
Up next, Portman will be premiering A Tale of Love and Darkness, a film she wrote, directed and stars in, this week at the Cannes film festival. She also stars in the long-awaited upcoming western drama Jane Got a Gun, which hits theaters this fall.