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Natalie Portman Eyeing Dark Cheerleader Movie Dare Me

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 is being eyed as a lead for Dare Me, an adaptation of Megan Abbott's 2012 novel that'll play along the lines of "Heathers meets Fight Club, with teenage cheerleaders." Michael Sucsy, who made his feature debut with The Vow, is attached to direct. "This is new terrain because this is edgy stuff," Deadline writes. If Sucsy needs any help navigating said terrain, Portman should be able to lend a hand — surely she can sprint through Edgyland blindfolded by now.

Photo: Ethan Miller/2011 Getty Images