Natalie Portman To Co-Star With Michael Fassbender In Macbeth

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Natalie Portman arrives at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Sunset Tower on February 24, 2013 in West Hollywood, Calif. -- Getty Premium
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Natalie Portman arrives at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Sunset Tower on February 24, 2013 in West Hollywood, Calif. -- Getty Premium

Natalie Portman is headed to Scotland on the big screen.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress has been cast opposite Michael Fassbender in a new big screen adaptation of Shakespeare's "Macbeth."

The Oscar winner will play Lady Macbeth with Fassbender in the title role.

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The latest version of the classic play - filled with plenty of blood and gore - will keep Shakespeare's language and takes place in the 11th-century.

This marks the pair's second collaboration, as they just wrapped production on Terrence Malick's latest untitled film (which also stars Ryan Gosling, Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale and Rooney Mara) about the music scene in Austin, Texas.

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Production of the Justin Kurzel-directed movie is slated to start later this year, but first up audiences will see Natalie in "Thor: The Dark World," which hits theaters in November.

-- Jesse Spero

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