HBO Films has cast Natalie Portman (Thor: Love and Thunder) in its adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s novel The Days of Abandonment. Portman will star in the lead role and produce the film through her company MountainA Films.
The Days of Abandonment is “a visceral, no-holds-barred journey into the mind of a woman in crisis that confronts the norms of motherhood and female identity as Tess (Portman) traverses the darkest reaches of her own psyche. The film will follows the story of Tess, a woman who abandoned her own dreams for a stable home life. Her world gets suddenly thrown off its axis when her husband abandons her.”
Maggie Betts (Novitiate) will write, direct and executive produce the film. Maven Screen Media will produce the film alongside Portman’s MountainA Films.
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