Portman to produce, star in Foxy Trotter
LOS ANGELES-Natalie Portman will star in and produce ‘Foxy Trotter’. The 36-year-old actress will be both in front of and behind of the camera in the forthcoming animated film, which will tell the story of the titular rock ‘n’ roll photographer who is aiming to capture the perfect photo.
Producer Michel Litvak said: ‘’We are thrilled to launch this inventive, sexy, psychedelic, hilarious, female-oriented animated film with such a glowingly talented star and producer like Natalie Portman.’’
Portman will play Ronnie, Foxy’s best friend who is seduced by rival Gunter and offered up as a sacrifice as part of his plan to destroy the world. Chris Pryonski will direct the motion picture, from a script by Jess Rotter, Michael Reich, Jessica Hundley and Mike Pinkney.
Lisa Zambri and Jessica Hundley will executive produce the project, while Portman, Litvak, Chris and Shannon Prynoski, Gary Michael Walters, and Ben Kalina are among the producers.
Prynoski added to Variety: ‘’’Foxy Trotter’ is a wild mix of ‘Barbarella’ meets ‘Sausage Party’ meets ‘Easy Rider’.’’ Next year looks set to be a busy one for Portman as she was recently said to be in early negotiations to portray an aspiring bull rider in ‘Bronco Belle’, which will be directed by Anna Rose Holmer.
Khurram Longi has written the script about a waitress who dreams of joining the rodeo, while Andrew Lazar will produce.
Portman’s latest movie was romantic drama film ‘Song to Song’, which was released in March and saw her star alongside Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, and Michael Fassbender.