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Natalie Portman has been getting glowing advance notice for her role in Darren Aronofsky's psychological thriller 'Black Swan' and now the actress has been tapped to star in Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity,' a science-fiction survival story about a woman stranded on a space station after satellite debris slams into it and wipes out the rest of the crew. According to Risky Business, the lead role has been much sought after in Hollywood (Angelina Jolie was slated for the part but pulled out recently). According to the report, Portman is expected to read the latest version of the script for the $80 million 3D project this week and make her decision shortly. Natalie Portman has been getting glowing advance notice for her role in Darren Aronofsky's psychological thriller 'Black Swan' and now the actress has been tapped to star in Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity,' a science-fiction survival story about a woman stranded on a space station after satellite debris slams into it and wipes out the rest of the crew. According to Risky Business, the lead role has been much sought after in Hollywood (Angelina Jolie was slated for the part but pulled out recently). According to the report, Portman is expected to read the latest version of the script for the $80 million 3D project this week and make her decision shortly.

Ronald Reagan is returning to the big screen. According to a report in The Hollywood Reporter, a feature-length film, titled 'Reagan,' is set for release late next year. The $30 million production will be based on two best-selling biographies of the 40th U.S. president by Paul Kengor: 'The Crusader' and 'God and Ronald Reagan.' The film will begin with the 1981 assassination attempt on President Reagan and then will flashback and flash-forward to chronicle his life from boyhood to Hollywood to Washington. No actors or director have been signed. The filmmakers have created the Rawhide Pictures production company to make the movie; the title is an homage to the Secret Service code name for Reagan.

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will release Martin Scorsese and Kent Jones' documentary 'A Letter to Elia' on DVD Nov. 9, one month after the film airs on PBS' 'American Masters' series, according to Variety. The film, which played at the Venice Film Festival and Telluride and will be shown at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival and the New York Film festival, chronicles the life and work of director Elia Kazan, who directed such classics as 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,' 'Gentleman's Agreement,' 'A Streetcar Named Desire,' 'On the Waterfront,' 'East of Eden,' 'A Face in the Crowd,' 'Splendor in the Grass,' 'America, America' and 'The Arrangement.'

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