While shooting V for Vendetta Natalie Portman gave The Wachowskis, who produced the movie, a book called Cloud Atlas. Six years later the duo are now in post-production on the Cloud Atlas movie adaptation, and while Portman couldn’t appear in the film due to her pregnancy, The Wachowskis are keen for the actress to appear in their next project which has been given the title Jupiter Ascending.
According to The L.A. Times Portman is being courted for a leading role in the sci-fi project, and she is “seriously weighing taking the part.” Plot details are being kept secret for the time being, but The Wachowskis plan to begin production on the movie in late-2012 after they’ve wrapped on Cloud Atlas.
If Portman agrees to appear in Jupiter Ascending it’ll be a busy year for her as she’s also set to appear in the Thor sequel, which may begin shooting in a few months time now Marvel have settled on Alan Taylor as director. Portman was apparently unhappy with Marvel’s decision to fire the previous director Patty Jenkins, but the actress in under contract to return so they likely found a director Portman was happy with.