Harvard scholar, Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning actress Natalie Portman takes on another stoner comedy – only this time she won’t just be starring in it, she’s going to be producing it through her production company Handsome Charlie Films.
It’s easy to say that something about this does feel a bit odd about this. It’s one thing for Portman, to decide to do a stoner comedy… but it’s another thing to do multiple. Portman will be coming out in Your Highness later this year, a medieval-stoner comedy by David Gordon Green co-starring James Franco, Danny McBride and Zooey Deschanel. Maybe it’s just coincidence?
Her film will be titled Best Buds and is apparently a story about “two best female friends who take a road trip to their friend’s wedding in order to save her by bringing her weed.” Sounds pretty basic so far, but I’m sure we’ll get more details as the film progresses.
Obviously there will be a number of years between the two films, but it does seem odd that by the time one is coming out another is going into production. Is Portman making a stand on bud? If so, I’m here to watch! Go Portman!
One thing is for sure, Portman has a dream career, she is well established, well respected, and no one ever has a clue what she’ll do next. From rapping on SNL and talking about her dogs wang on “Between Two Ferns” to producing films like Hesher and Pride and Prejudice, you just never know what she has up her sleeve… Can’t wait to hear more.
What do you think about about her taking on Best Buds?
And in case you haven’t seen it, you have to see her appearance on Zach Galifianakis‘ show…