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Natalie Portman, Michael Fassbender to Star in Macbeth

Natalie Portman and Michael Fassbender are reportedly set to star in a new film adaptation of Macbeth, directed by The Snowtown Murders helmer Justin Kurzel. ScreenDaily hears "Portman has long wanted to take on the role, previously considering stage versions, and that the actress was keen to renew her collaboration with Fassbender after the two recently wrapped production on Terrence Malick’s latest film about the Texas music scene." (Until recent scheduling issues popped up, the two were also set to appear in Jane's Got a Gun.) Macbeth will feature Shakespeare's original linguistic stylings and "a visceral approach to the story including significant battle scenes." Filming is set to begin later this year.