Natalie Portman returns to work after maternity leave

Thursday February 9, 2012

Natalie Portman is returning from maternity leave with roles in two new Terrence Malick films.

Deadline reports that the Oscar-winning Black Swan star, who announced the birth of baby boy Aleph last June, has joined the cast of both Knight Of The Cups and Lawless.

The mum-of-one will apparently join Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Isabel Lucas in Knight Of The Cups when filming begins this summer.

In autumn she'll work with Christian and Cate again in Lawless, which also stars man-of-the-moment Ryan Gosling, best actress Oscar nominee Rooney Mara and Haley Bennett.

It will be the first time Thor star Natalie has worked with acclaimed director Terrence, whose film, The Tree Of Life, is up for best picture and best director gongs at the Oscars.

Photo: © Rex

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