Wednesday, January 05, 2005


Portman to play V FOR VENDETTA
STAR WARS actress cast in Wachowski brothers new film

Warner Bros. has announced that Natalie Portman (STAR WARS: EPISODE III - REVENGE OF THE SITH) will star in V FOR VENDETTA, the movie adaptation of Alan Moore and David Lloyd's distrubing, futuristic comic book mini-series. The Wachowski brothers, writers/directors of THE MATRIX trilogy, will serve as producers on the film along with Joel Silver. James McTeigue, the first assistant director for the Wachowskis on the MATRIX films, will make his directorial debut with V FOR VENDETTA. EDITOR'S NOTE: OH. GOODIE. THE HACKS WHO UPON US INFLICTED "THE MATRIX TRILOGY" (SUBTITLE? NOT JUST ONE BAD MOVIE, BUT THREE! MORE KEANU THAN ALLOWED BY LAW. SOUND AND FURY....LOTS OF IT!). GUESS THEY RAN OUT OF DRUG MONEY AND NEED TO DO ANOTHER MOVIE. POOR MISS NATALIE.....

Portman will play a young woman who becomes the unlikely ally of the mysterious masked revolutionary known only as V. "Natalie Portman is one of the most gifted actresses working today, and we’re thrilled that she is bringing her extraordinary talents and presence to this film, said Joel Silver in a company-issued press release.

The film's setting will not alter from that in the comic series, set in a totalitarian Britain after a devastating war has ravaged the planet. EDITOR'S NOTE: SO THEY CAN RE-USE THE MATTE PAINTINGS FROM "THE MATRIX". Filming will commence on the movie in March in Berlin for a November 2005 release.

Warner Bros. has also released a piece of promotional artwork for the film.


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