Apple Signs First Look Deal With Natalie Portman's Production Company

Apple has inked a deal with actress Natalie Portman's "MountainA" production company that she formed with producer Sophie Mas, reports Deadline. Under the terms of the multi-year deal, Apple will get first dibs on TV projects created by Portman and Mas.

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Portman, Mas, and Apple are already working together on upcoming Apple TV+ show "Lady in the Lake," which will star Portman and Lupita Nyong'o. "Lady in the Lake" will mark Portman's first television role, with the series focusing on an unsolved murder that pushes a housewife to reinvent her life as an investigative journalist.

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So far, there are no other shows that are in the works from MountainA, but the production company is newly established and this is its first producing deal. Portman's partner, Sophie Mas, has served as an executive producer on "Ad Astra," "The Lighthouse," "Call Me By Your Name," and "The Witch." Portman is best known for her roles in "Black Swan," "V for Vendetta," "Star Wars," and "Avengers."

Apple has inked first look deals with a number of high profile directors and producers, including Jason Katims, Justin Lin, Alfonso Cuaron, Lee Eisenberg, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Idris Elba, Martin Scorsese, and more.

Top Rated Comments

macsplusmacs Avatar
8 months ago
who remembers her from "the professional".

such a great flick.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
repoman016 Avatar
8 months ago
They lost me at "Investigative Journalist" no thanks. I've had enough "journalisming" in 2020
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
orbital~debris Avatar
8 months ago

I really don’t like Natalie Portman and would not watch any of her films. This is another miss for me from Apple TV.
OK. Your loss, frankly ?

She seems very intelligent, creatively focussed and has quite a range of roles under her belt.

Out of curiosity, how often do you explore new things/allow them to develop your interests? Seems like that must be a bit difficult if you close off avenues with such certainty…? I’d definitely recommend giving Black Swan a go, or V for Vendetta.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wigby Avatar
8 months ago

They lost me at "Investigative Journalist" no thanks. I've had enough "journalisming" in 2020
Like free speech, the only journalism worth protecting is the journalism you disagree with.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
1258186 Avatar
8 months ago

OK. Your loss, frankly ?

She seems very intelligent, creatively focussed and has quite a range of roles under her belt.

Out of curiosity, how often do you explore new things/allow them to develop your interests? Seems like that must be a bit difficult if you close off avenues with such certainty…? I’d definitely recommend giving Black Swan a go, or V for Vendetta.
I have nothing against her personally, I watch very few films. She just doesn’t appeal to me in the same way a Tom Hanks film would.

To be honest I very rarely explore new things because I just don’t have the time. I watch sports and news and very little else.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rochy Bay Avatar
8 months ago
I used to like Natalie Portman but something tell me this is going to be as boring as "The morning show." No wonder they are giving extra years of Apple TV +.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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