Natalie Portman will make her television debut with Lupita Nyong’o from Mexico in the limited series “La dama del lago” on Apple TV +the digital giant reported on Wednesday in a statement.
Alma Har’el, who caused a sensation among critics with her debut feature “Honey Boy” (2018), will be the director and screenwriter on this series.
Centered in the 60s of Baltimore (USA) and inspired by the novel of the same name by Laura Lippman, “The Lady of the Lake” will tell the story of a woman (Portman) who reinvents herself as an investigative journalist to solve a series of murders.
In this endeavor, she crosses paths with a working mother (Nyong’o) who is committed to defending the black population.
Winner of the best actress statuette for “Black Swan” (2010), Portman plans to return to Marvel’s “Thor” saga in the fourth film, titled “Thor: Love and Thunder” and which will be released in 2022.
His filmography includes other films such as “Closer” (2004), “V for Vendetta” (2005) or “Jackie” (2016).
For his part, Nyong’o took the statuette for “12 years of slavery” (2013).
The actress born in Mexico City in 1983 has also stood out in other films such as “Black Panther” (2018), “We” (2019) or “Little Monsters” (2019).
Looking ahead, Nyong’o has a pending release of “355,” a spy tape in which she is joined by Penelope Cruz, Jessica Chastain, Diane Kruger and Fan Bingbing.