A lot of news alerts came in overnight with the news that Natalie Portman and Eric Bana are in negotiations to play Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII in the big screen version of Philippa Gregory’s “The Other Boleyn Girl”. I had previously heard Keira Knightly’s name bandied about for Anne, which I thought was a good choice, but I’m sure Portman will be good as well. Star Wars fans might remember that the two actresses shared the role of Queen Amidala and the handmaid/bodyguard/decoy in Episode I “The Phantom Menace”.
Here are links to some of the articles that came up with my Google news alerts:
‘Boleyn’ turns heads – Variety
Portman and Bana flirting with ‘Boleyn’ – Hollywood Reporter
Off with her head! – Empire
Eric Bana to play King Henry VIII – Moviehole
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