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Apple has inked a deal with actress Natalie Portman's "MountainA" production company that she formed with producer Sophie Mas, reports Deadline. Under the terms of the multi-year deal, Apple will get first dibs on TV projects created by Portman and Mas.

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Portman, Mas, and Apple are already working together on upcoming Apple TV+ show "Lady in the Lake," which will star Portman and Lupita Nyong'o. "Lady in the Lake" will mark Portman's first television role, with the series focusing on an unsolved murder that pushes a housewife to reinvent her life as an investigative journalist.

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So far, there are no other shows that are in the works from MountainA, but the production company is newly established and this is its first producing deal. Portman's partner, Sophie Mas, has served as an executive producer on "Ad Astra," "The Lighthouse," "Call Me By Your Name," and "The Witch." Portman is best known for her roles in "Black Swan," "V for Vendetta," "Star Wars," and "Avengers."

Apple has inked first look deals with a number of high profile directors and producers, including Jason Katims, Justin Lin, Alfonso Cuaron, Lee Eisenberg, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Idris Elba, Martin Scorsese, and more.

Article Link: Apple Signs First Look Deal With Natalie Portman's Production Company
 

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A growing collection of top talent working with Apple TV+. Exciting times!

Lady in the Lake sounds like it could be great, and it’s nice to know there’s more on the way from Natalie Portman and her production company.
 
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I really don’t like Natalie Portman and would not watch any of her films. This is another miss for me from Apple TV.
OK. Your loss, frankly 🙂

She seems very intelligent, creatively focussed and has quite a range of roles under her belt.

Out of curiosity, how often do you explore new things/allow them to develop your interests? Seems like that must be a bit difficult if you close off avenues with such certainty…? I’d definitely recommend giving Black Swan a go, or V for Vendetta.
 

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OK. Your loss, frankly 🙂

She seems very intelligent, creatively focussed and has quite a range of roles under her belt.

Out of curiosity, how often do you explore new things/allow them to develop your interests? Seems like that must be a bit difficult if you close off avenues with such certainty…? I’d definitely recommend giving Black Swan a go, or V for Vendetta.

I have nothing against her personally, I watch very few films. She just doesn’t appeal to me in the same way a Tom Hanks film would.

To be honest I very rarely explore new things because I just don’t have the time. I watch sports and news and very little else.
 

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I haven't owned a television set in 20 years. The programmes my wife and I enjoy(ed) seem to be all pre-1992. The BBC's 'House Of Cards' with Ian Richardson as Francis Urquhart was peak drama in my opinion. 'Edge Of Darkness' (1985) was another wonder of the age too.
 
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orbital~debris

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I used to like Natalie Portman but something tell me this is going to be as boring as "The morning show." No wonder they are giving extra years of Apple TV +.

The Morning Show really
built to a (tragic) crescendo.
And there were some dynamite conversations in a number of scenes… Can’t say i can see how it could be accurately described as “boring”.

I suspect Apple are tacking on extra complimentary months because the service is behind where they planned it to be at this stage (content-wise), due to the effects of the pandemic.
 

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OK, my movie pallet isn't quite as sophisticated. I am looking more forward to seeing Natalie Portman in Thor: Love and Thunder.
 
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The Morning Show really
built to a (tragic) crescendo.
And there were some dynamite conversations in a number of scenes… Can’t say i can see how it could be accurately described as “boring”.

I suspect Apple are tacking on extra complimentary months because the service is behind where they planned it to be at this stage (content-wise), due to the effects of the pandemic.
Don’t blame the pandemic, Disney + launched at the same time and is doing fine with new content. Wandavision has been a hit as well as mandalorian. Yes they have an incredible existing library but Apple has done seemingly nothing to go out and acquire stuff people actually want to see.
 
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Don’t blame the pandemic, Disney + launched at the same time and is doing fine with new content. Wandavision has been a hit as well as mandalorian. Yes they have an incredible existing library but Apple has done seemingly nothing to go out and acquire stuff people actually want to see.
There's plenty of us watching quite happily, just not posting on the forums about it. Maybe you mean "acquire stuff I want to see."
 

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Don’t blame the pandemic, Disney + launched at the same time and is doing fine with new content. Wandavision has been a hit as well as mandalorian. Yes they have an incredible existing library but Apple has done seemingly nothing to go out and acquire stuff people actually want to see.
Two hit shows? That's "doing fine"? Wow, you're setting the bar extremely low there. Disney+ may be "doing fine" when it comes to subscriber numbers, but it is certainly anything but "doing fine" with "new content." Apple TV+ has significantly more top notch original new content than Disney+ in terms of quantity.

Disney isn't doing fine because of its originals, its doing fine because of brand recognition and massive IP in Marvel and Star Wars that it owns.
 
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The photos of the girls.
Unless I’m mistaken, those are not Apple-shot photographs. They are more than likely to be images the MacRumors journalist chose to illustrate the story, probably sourced from an image bank.

And both actors pictured are women, not “girls”. What you said is akin to referring to pictures of men as “boys”.
 

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Two hit shows? That's "doing fine"? Wow, you're setting the bar extremely low there. Disney+ may be "doing fine" when it comes to subscriber numbers, but it is certainly anything but "doing fine" with "new content." Apple TV+ has significantly more top notch original new content than Disney+ in terms of quantity.

Disney isn't doing fine because of its originals, its doing fine because of brand recognition and massive IP in Marvel and Star Wars that it owns.
disney plus isn’t the one struggling.
 
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