Wow–I feel as if I’m being inundated with constant Natalie Portman data. Pregnant and engaged? That does not compute. Starring in a sickening sounding rom-com with Kutcher? That does not compute. Playing a saucy bikini-briefed lass in Your Highness? Well, that does kind of compute. Oh! And I musn’t forget her role in the upcoming Branagh-helmed Thor.
And now, riding in on Portman’s Black Swan success, IFC Films is planning a release of director Don Roos’ The Other Woman in January. Based on Ayelet Waldman’s novel ‘Love and Impossible Pursuits’, the film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival back in 2009.
Check out the trailer below:
Depressing, eh? Looks a little been-there-done-that to me–especially considering the much more visually appealing Rabbit Hole covering similar topic matter.
Here’s the synopsis from IFC Films:
Emilia (Portman) is a Harvard law school graduate and a newlywed, having just married Jack (Scott Cohen, The Understudy), a high-powered New York lawyer, who was her boss – and married – when she began working at his law firm. Unfortunately, her life takes an unexpected turn when Jack and Emilia lose their newborn daughter. Emilia struggles through her grief to connect with her new stepson William (Charlie Tahan, I Am Legend), but is finding it hard to connect with this precocious child. Perhaps the most difficult obstacle of all for Emilia is trying to cope with the constant interferences of her husband’s angry, jealous ex-wife, Carolyn (Lisa Kudrow).
The Other Woman has an unconventional release strategy: It will be available on demand New Year’s Day, and will hit theaters in a limited release on February 4th.