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Natalie Portman signs first look TV deal with Apple

Natalie Portman is leaning further towards Apple. In less than a month after it was announced she is starring opposite Lupita Nyong’o in a developing limited series ‘Lady In the Lake’ on Apple TV +, the Oscar winner has signed a first look TV deal with the streaming service.

The multi-year agreement will have Portman develop television shows via her newly established production company MountainA. She does this with her producing partner Sophie Mas, who will also executive produce ‘Lady In the Lake’.

“We launched MountainA to support meaningful, timely projects and we couldn’t imagine a better partner to start this adventure with than the fantastic team at Apple, who in only a short time already have a track record of working with some of the world’s most inspiring filmmakers,” said Portman and Mas in a joint statement. “We are excited to create and develop daring stories together.”

Portman’s involvement with Apple enlarges the robe of A-list figures who have inked first-look deals with the company. Oprah Winfrey is already in the fold with a $1 billion programming deal as well as Oscar winning director Alfonso Cuaron, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Sharon Horgan, Alena Smith and ‘The Morning Show’ creator Kerry Ehrin.

Portman, repped by CAA and the Law Offices of George Sheanshang, will appear next on the big screen as Jane Foster in the upcoming ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’, which is intended to be the direct sequel to ‘Thor: Ragnarok’.

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