Natalie Portman to star in new film The Days of Abandonment
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Natalie Portman to star in new film The Days of Abandonment

Israeli actress will star as a woman left bereft after her husband ends their marriage, adapted from Elena Ferrante’s best-selling novel by writer-director Maggie Betts

Natalie Portman is set to star as a woman left bereft after her husband suddenly ends their marriage in HBO Films’ The Days of Abandonment.

The 39-year-old Israeli-born actress will also executive produce the feature, which has been adapted from Elena Ferrante’s best-selling novel by writer-director Maggie Betts.

Portman plays Tess, a woman who abandoned her own dreams for a stable home life, but is in turn abandoned by her husband, throwing her world into disarray. 

The Days of Abandonment explores a woman in crisis, who must struggle to understand motherhood and female identity while experiencing the darkest moments of her life.

Portman has a busy schedule ahead, having been recently been cast in forthcoming television series Lady In The Lake, alongside Lupita Nyong’o, while the Academy Award-winning actress will also return to the big screen as romantic interest Jane Foster in Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder, scheduled for release next year.

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