Natalie Portman May Ascend To Jupiter

For the Wachowskis

Natalie Portman’s been enjoying some well-earned respite of late, taking the time to cradle and coo at her baby. Yes, that Oscar’s getting plenty of attention. Oh, and the son she had in June probably crosses her mind occasionally too. But now it appears she might be getting ready to leap back into work, with the Wachowskis tempting her to star in Jupiter Ascending.

You may recall that, back in October, word began to spread that Lana and Andy Wachowski were starting to set up the secretive sci-fi project at Warner Bros. There’s still very little real info about the project, but now the LA Times reports that the writing/directing duo is trying to get their old V For Vendetta collaborator to briefly leave the world of nappies and teething behind and step aboard the film.

Portman is said to be interested, but of course it’s all at an early stage, so we’ll treat this one as a rumour until we have reason to do otherwise.

The Wachowskis are currently busy alongside co-director Tom Tykwer putting ambitious, multi-story novel adaptation Cloud Atlas through pre-production, so there likely won’t be lots of forward motion on Jupiter until the Atlas beast has been slain.

As for the actress, she also her sights on another project – putting together a documentary about Veganism based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s book Eating Animals. Plus, there’s the small matter of Thor 2, which recently seemed to have locked in a director…