I’ll admit it. I’ll see anything Natalie Portman’s in. Not because she’s the greatest actress alive, but because she’s just likeable. Though the only movie I’ve seen with her in it more than one time, was V For Vendetta, because that’s a bad-ass movie. I loved Garden State but have never revisited it, mainly because I don’t think it’d hold up in a second viewing.
With that said, her next (indie) project is called Herser, which I have no idea what it means. Two more reasons just were announced to make me want to see that: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Rainn Wilson.
In my opinion, Gordon-Levitt is entirely too underrated as an actor. (See The Lookout.) He deserves more credit, and more big roles than he gets. Just because he started out on television doesn’t mean he doesn’t have any acting chops.
The other reasons, Rainn Wilson. That’s right, Dwight K. Schrute. Need I say more?
Herser is a story that centers on a loser twentysomething who invades the life of an awkward 13-year-old who is living with a pill-popping father and grandmother.
Principal photography starts on Monday, in Los Angeles.