Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore to star in drama May December

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Natalie Portman And Julianne Moore To Star In Drama May December
Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore
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By Keiran Southern, PA Los Angeles Correspondent

Oscar-winners Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore will star in drama May December from acclaimed director Todd Haynes.

Portman, 40, will play a Hollywood actress who travels to Maine to study a mother she plans to portray on screen.

Moore, 60, will appear as the woman in question, who 20 years previously was at the centre of a notorious tabloid romance with a man 23 years her junior.

Acclaimed filmmaker Todd Haynes will direct May December, which will star Oscar-winners Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore (Anthony Devlin/PA)

As the couple prepares for the departure of their twins for university, the family dynamic begins to unravel, producers said.

May December is from a script written by Samy Burch.

Haynes, an Oscar nominee whose films include I’m Not There and Carol, said: “What so appealed to me about Samy Burch’s exceptional script was how it navigated potentially volatile subject matter with a kind of observational patience that allowed the characters in the story to be explored with uncommon subtlety.”

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Entertainment company Rocket Science is handling international sales at the Virtual Cannes Market and filming is set to begin next year.

Portman is a best actress Oscar winner for 2010 psychological horror film Black Swan.

Moore won the same award for playing an Alzheimer’s patient in 2014’s Still Alice.

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