‘May December’: Natalie Portman And Julianne Moore To Lead Todd Haynes’ Next Film

We talk about this time every year. When the Cannes Film Market comes around, that’s when some of the biggest, awards season movies get put together. And now here’s one that is definitely going to be seeking some gold as it’s the latest from Todd Haynes and features Oscar-winning actresses Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore.

Todd Haynes’ upcoming film May December will star Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore. Samy Burch wrote the script, and here is how Deadline describes the film:

Twenty years after their notorious tabloid romance gripped the nation, Gracie Atherton-Yu and her husband Joe (23 years her junior) brace themselves for their twins to graduate from high school. When Hollywood actress Elizabeth Berry comes to spend time with the family to better understand Gracie, who she will be playing in a film, family dynamics unravel under the pressure of the outside gaze. Joe, never having processed what happened in his youth, starts to confront the reality of life as an empty-nester at 36. And as Elizabeth and Gracie study each other, the similarities and differences between the two women begin to ebb and flow. Set in picturesque and comfortable Camden, ME, May December is an exploration of truth, storytelling and the difficulties (or impossibility) of fully understanding another person.

This will be the latest collaboration between Haynes and Moore, having worked together previously on Safe, Far from Heaven, I’m Not There, and Wonderstruck. Haynes most recently directed Dark Waters, and has his Velvet Underground doc debuting at Cannes. Portman just wrapped on her return to Marvel in Thor: Love & Thunder.

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