Apple TV+ & Natalie Portman ink first-look deal

Natalie Portman in Lucy In The Sky

Natalie Portman (Lucy In The Sky) and her producing partner Sophie Mas have inked a multi-year first-look deal with streamer Apple TV+.

The agreement will see Portman and Mas develop and produce projects for the service under their newly launched MountainA banner.

The announcement comes just a week after it was revealed that Apple TV+ had given a straight-to-series order for an adaptation of the Laura Lippman novel Lady In The Lake, with Portman to star and exec produce alongside Mas.

“We launched MountainA to support meaningful, timely projects and we couldn’t imagine a better partner to start this adventure with than the fantastic team at Apple, who in only a short time already have a track record of working with some of the world’s most inspiring filmmakers,” commented Portman and Mas. “We are excited to create and develop daring stories together.”

The streamer continues to draw major talent and high-profile names, having recently inked a multiyear programming partnership with women’s rights activist Malala Yousafzai.

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