04/19/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Natalie Portman Signs On For "Wuthering Heights"

Natalie Portman is attached as the lead in a new film version of "Wuthering Heights."

U.K. production company Ecosse Films, whose projects include "Mrs. Brown," "Becoming Jane" and the upcoming "Brideshead Revisited," is backing the pic. HanWay Films is handling worldwide sales.

Olivia Hetreed ("Girl With a Pearl Earring") wrote the script.

Up next for Portman is a turn opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire in Jim Sheridan's "Brothers."

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