Todd Haynes’ ‘May December’ starring Natalie Portman, Charles Melton, and Julianne Moore filming begins this month. The film centers on the story of a Hollywood actress (Portman) who travels to the coast of Maine to study the real-life woman (Moore) she’s set to play in a film.
The film is directed by Todd Haynes from a screenplay written by Samy Burch. Story by Burch, and Alex Mechanik. Produced by Jessica Elbaum and Will Ferrell of Gloria Sanchez Productions and Christine Vachon and Pam Koffler of Killer Films, Portman and Sophie Mas under their MountainA banner. Grant S. Johnson and Tyler W. Konney are producing and fully financing through their respective companies Project Infinity and Taylor and Dodge.
‘May December’ synopsis follows, ” Two decades after the scandalized romance between a young man and his older employer. Moore plays the wife Gracie, and Melton plays the younger husband Joe. Their twin is about to graduate high school, and a movie is going to be made about their life. The Hollywood actress who’ll be playing the wife comes to spend time with the family to better understand her character. 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. The film explores truth, storytelling, and the difficulties of fully understanding another person.”
Natalie Portman is recently seen in Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder (2022). She reprised her role as Jane Foster. Portman also becomes one of the world’s highest-paid actresses. Love and Thunder has grossed over $760 million worldwide. It is now streaming on Disney+.