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Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman Team Up For Rom-Com

Paramount has won the rights to the Leanne Shapton book Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry, and plans to develop the story as a romantic comedy with Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman in the lead roles. Here's more:

The book takes the form of Sotheby's-like estate auction catalog, with 325 entries and photographs depicting items that reveal the private moments and the rise and fall of a four-year relationship between the fictitious couple Hal Morris (a 40ish photographer) and Lenore Doolan, (a New York Times food columnist in her late 20s).

The project will be developed as a romantic comedy, with Pitt to play Morris, and Portman to play Doolan.

According to Variety, "Portman brought the book to Pitt." In the book, author Leanne Shapton, an illustrator and art director of the NYT's Op-Ed page, uses all sorts of stuff — clothes, e-mails, heirlooms — "to convey the excitement, the hopes and dreams, and ultimately the heartache of a love affair that runs its course." I do hope they shorten the title for the movie.

What a totally interesting (and ridiculously good-looking) pair for this project! Do you think Pitt and Portman will be do well in a romantic comedy together?


luna08 luna08 8 years
What a weird pairing... I think I'm going to get that book though, it sounds good!
sidra5397 sidra5397 8 years
Well that certainly is an unexpected pairing... I'm not sure about the chemistry but heck I like them both so maybe when this really gets off the ground I might consider seeing it.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I like them both, and they would make an interesting pairing...I definitely want to check out this movie.
fifthdaughter fifthdaughter 8 years
I never would have thought of them in a movie together! I'm intrigued....
Andrew50 Andrew50 8 years
I think it is so childish to hate a person one doesn't know? Ignorance or stupidity?? Both!!! I will surely see the movie just because I love movies and I like Brad Pitt who has incredibly matured as an actor. That will give me the chance to see Natalie for whom I have great respect. You can see by her interviews that she is an intelligent lady.
redchick152 redchick152 8 years
hmmm i dont know...i'd watch it, but she looks so young and he's looking older and older these days. may be kinda weird.
kaji kaji 8 years
I'm digging it. I think whatever the outcome (whether the movie succeeds or tanks), just having those two as leads will be fascinating in and of unlikely pairings in movies!!! This one's no exception.
natalie-portman natalie-portman 8 years
My plan is to be inspired by Angelina and steal Brad from her like she did from Jen Aniston!
lylpookie lylpookie 8 years
Agreed...I'm intrigued. Also, if I was Natalie Portman and got to do a rom com with a 40-something, I would also personally show the book to Brad Pitt to see if he was interested. Smart move. :P
alethia037 alethia037 8 years
I am excited.
reesiecup reesiecup 8 years
interesting pairing! love them both, but as hot as they are, who knows if they'll have the chemistry on set....
sourcherry sourcherry 8 years
I'm curious to see them together, but I don't have high hopes... I mean, I'm sure it's a good project, it's just that I'm not a fan of Natalie's acting and Pitt is just so so... But if they have good chemistry, who knows...
fireyelectra fireyelectra 8 years
Uhhh . . . this is not a good idea. The medium of the book is what's interesting about it. Turning it into a film and therefore losing the auction catalog structure will completely destroy the meaning of the story. The medium itself is the message, and without the medium, it doesn't make sense.
shafiii shafiii 8 years
this is very intriguing!
wren1 wren1 8 years
Hate her love him. I may or may not see it.
emalove emalove 8 years
I HATE Brad Pitt, but I love Natalie.
care0531 care0531 8 years
This is a good match up!
fashion4ward fashion4ward 8 years
I've been meaning to read this book and love the idea of the two of them together. I'm mucho excited!
lilprisci lilprisci 8 years
hmmm while it is an interesting pair, I wonder how the chemistry between the will be. They are the right ages for the parts but Natalie looks really young so it might look creepy a bit... time will tell...
blondie829 blondie829 8 years
this has serious potential.
Yv Yv 8 years
I'm surprised Pitt is doing a rom-com, but I love Natalie so I'll definitely check it out. Portman guarantees something more ambitious than the avarage Hudson/Barrymore/Diaz/McConaughey/Kutcher stuff.
girlgreen girlgreen 8 years
ooh, i like the sound of this. i love both of them. what a great pairing. i'm also interested in checking out the book!
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