Oscar winners Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore are set to star in the drama May December from director Todd Haynes. The acclaimed filmmaker is directing from a script by Samy Burch, based on a story by Burch and Alex Mechanik.
Portman will play a Hollywood actress who travels to the picturesque coast of Maine to study the real-life woman (Moore) she’s set to play in a film. Moore will play a woman who was the subject of a tabloid scandal two decades prior after she married a man 23 years her junior. As Moore’s character and her much younger husband prepare to send their twin girls off to college, the family dynamic begins to unravel under the outsider lens of Portman’s character.
Haynes previously worked with Moore on Safe, Far From Heaven, I’m Not There and Wonderstruck. The director also has the Apple documentary The Velvet Underground debuting at Cannes this year.