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Natalie Portman to Topline New 'Wuthering Heights'

April 11, 2008 (3:44 am) GMT
The star of the Columbia Pictures' drama 'Closer' is reportedly attached to an upcoming film project based on Emily Bronte's famous classic novel 'Wuthering Heights'.

The co-star of , and in "", , is likely to be heading to the feature film production of "". On the matter, Variety reported that the Academy Award-nominated actress has been attached to star in the new version of the adaptation film.

The article posted by the movie news site further suggested that the 26-year-old co-star of in "" will be portraying the lead character, Catherine Earnshaw. If Portman indeed takes the role, she will slam earlier reports claiming that and are battling out for the particular role in the drama romantic movie.

Concerning Knightley and Lohan, PopCrunch.com reported in early February 2008 that the two actresses have been considered to take the iconic romantic heroine character by the film's director John Maybury. "I certainly wouldn't count Keira out but it's whether or not she wants to get back into period costume, because she's been in a few period dramas," Maybury allegedly explained. "I don't count Lindsay Lohan out either. I really believe in the girl and she's coming out from the other side of her well documented problems - she just needs to be treated seriously."

"Heights" itself is a film project from Ecosse Films, a U.K. production company which have brought projects like "" and the forthcoming "" to the big screen. The film that is set for 2010 release is based on Emily Bronte's classic novel of the same title. It follows the love tale between Heathcliff and his foster sister Catherine.

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