“The Days of Abandonment,” a function movie set at HBO and starring Natalie Portman, is now not transferring ahead on the community after Portman unexpectedly left the venture.
“The Days of Abandonment” was in pre-production at HBO and was to be directed by Maggie Betts based mostly on a novel by creator Elena Ferrante, however manufacturing will now not transfer ahead.
“Due to unforeseen personal reasons, Natalie Portman has stepped down from HBO Films’ Days of Abandonment’ prior to the start of filming. Unfortunately, the production will not move forward. We are very sorry we won’t be able to bring this beautiful story to the screen with our talented writer/director and cast. We send our sincere thanks to our cast, producers, and crew for all their passion and hard work,” HBO mentioned in a press release.
Reps for Natalie Portman had no remark.
Ferrante is the creator of “My Brilliant Friend” and “The Lost Daughter,” which can be being tailored right into a function movie directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal and starring Dakota Johnson, Olivia Colman and Peter Sarsgaard.
“The Days of Abandonment” is a 2002 novel that was republished in English in 2005, and Portman was meant to play Tess, a girl who deserted her personal desires for a steady house life and is in flip deserted by her husband, throwing her world off its axis. It was described as a visceral, no-holds-barred journey into the thoughts of a girl in disaster that confronts the norms of motherhood and feminine id.
Betts is the author and director of the 2017 movie “Novitiate” starring Melissa Leo.
THR first reported the information.
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