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Natalie Portman Books Terrence Malick Double Feature

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27:  Actress Natalie Portman arrives at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman began last year as our most prolific actress, seemingly starring in every other movie that came down the pike ... and then, after the release of Thor, she took a significant chunk of time off to focus on being a new mom. Quitter! However, Deadline reports that Portman is ready to get back into the game in a big way: She's signed on to star in both of Terrence Malick's new films. Portman will therefore join her fellow Oscar winners Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett as the only actors to figure into both movies, which are titled Knight of the Cups and Lawless. (The latter will also star Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara.) Jessica Chastain, watch out! Natalie Portman is ready to take you down!

Photo: Ethan Miller/2011 Getty Images