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Natalie Portman mulling two thrillers on top of Jackie biopic

AFP   October 04, 2012
First Published: 19:35 IST(4/10/2012) | Last Updated: 19:29 IST(5/10/2012)

Natalie Portman has been approached for lead roles in Code Name Sasha and Last Witness, according to Thewrap.com.

Aged 31, the winner of the Oscar for best actress in 2011 is being actively courted by several studios. According to the website, Portman is in line for the title role in Code Name Sasha, a Paramount project in which she would play a single mom with an extensive rap sheet dating back to her teen years. She is offered a way out of trouble if she collaborates with authorities on a weapon trafficking sting.

Fox Studios is also eyeing Portman for Last Witness, a drama in which she would play a psychologist dealing with the last survivor of a terrorist attack in a Boston café.

Code Name Sasha and Last Witness join Jackie, a Jackie Kennedy biopic, among the numerous offers sent to Natalie Portman. After winning an Oscar and delivering a baby, the actress will be back in theaters in 2013 with Thor: The Dark World, Jane Got a Gun and an as yet untitled Terrence Malick drama

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