The fan website NataliePortman.com
has gotten their hands on a new publicity still from Wong Kar Wai's
upcoming film My Blueberry Nights
, which is going to kick off the Cannes film festival. The pic has Natalie Portman
looking very much like she's going to a Halloween party as Sharon Stone and reclining on the hood of a sports car. Aside from what you can discern from this pic, almost nothing is widely known about Portman's part in the movie -- even on NataliePortman.com, which should be on top of things like this, Portman's role is represented by a big question mark. As for the film itself, it was co-written by Wai and Lawrence Block, stars singer Norah Jones
as a woman on a spiritual cross-country journey, and is based on an earlier short film in which the main character works in several restaurants and has a bunch of different experiences.
As the first English-language effort from the celebrated director, the film has attracted a lot of major interest from the Hollywood community and seems to have what could almost be considered an overkill of acting talent: Tim Roth, Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, David Straithairn and Ed Harris are some of the many notables that will be making appearances, though given the presumably episodic nature, I wouldn't expect more than a colorful cameo from most of those people. As for Portman, she has a number of other projects lined up for 2007 including Wes Anderson's much-anticipated The Darjeeling Limited
and The Other Boleyn Girl
, opposite Scarlett Johansson.