Natalie Portman writing a sex comedy

There is nothing, it seems, that Natalie Portman can't do.

Black Swan has set her up as a hot favourite for the awards season, and on her upcoming slate she has two comedies ( Your Highness and No Strings Attached ) and superhero flick Thor, and her name's also been mentioned for The Dark Knight Rises and The Great Gatsby .

Well now the Harvard grad is planning to add screenwriter to her list of talents, as she is shopping around her script for BYO , a raunchy sex comedy that she co-wrote with college friend Laura Moses.

The script is intriguingly described as a female Superbad : apparently the plot sees two unlucky-in-love ladies (one is earmarked for Portman to play) throw a party to which every woman must bring an eligible bloke (BYO = Bring Your Own, FYI).

Anne Hathaway's name has been mentioned in connection with the other lead role, but it's early days right now as the script needs to be picked up by a studio first.

Portman must have enjoyed working on raunch-com No Strings Attached as she's returning to familiar ground, but we're keen to check out her writing skills.

Source: 24 Frames via FirstShowing

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Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.