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Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman on Todd Haynes' new drama May December
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Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman on Todd Haynes' new drama May December

Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman have signed up to star in a new drama from Todd Haynes. 

Haynes, who most recently directed hard-hitting drama Dark Waters, will take charge of the movie, which is to be titled May December. 

Production will begin next year, with Haynes directing from a script from writer Sam Burch. 

The film will follow what happens when someone new arrives to stay with a family.

The official synopsis reads as follows: "Twenty years after their notorious tabloid romance gripped the nation, Gracie Atherton-Yu and her husband Joe (23 years her junior) brace themselves for their twins to graduate from high school. When Hollywood actress Elizabeth Berry comes to spend time with the family to better understand Gracie, who she will be playing in a film, family dynamics unravel under the pressure of the outside gaze."

It continues: "Joe, never having processed what happened in his youth, starts to confront the reality of life as an empty-nester at 36. And as Elizabeth and Gracie study each other, the similarities and differences between the two women begin to ebb and flow..."

Speaking about the project, Haynes said: "What so appealed to me about Samy Burch’s exceptional script was how it navigated potentially volatile subject matter with a kind of observational patience that allowed the characters in the story to be explored with uncommon subtlety."

Portman is currently shooting Thor: Love And Thunder, while Moore will next be seen in Broadway adaptation, Dear Evan Hansen."

 

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