Neon Acquires Natalie Portman’s ‘Vox Lux’

Toronto Film Festival 2018: Jude Law and Stacy Martin also star in drama about fame, art and tragedy

Last Updated: September 11, 2018 @ 6:05 AM

Neon has acquired the rights to “Vox Lux,” the drama starring Natalie Portman that debuted to a very warm reception at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival last week.

As exclusively reported by TheWrap, “Vox Lux” was written and directed by Brady Corbet. The film stars Portman alongside Jude Law and Stacy Martin and follows two sisters who survive a violent tragedy in 1999 and after they compose and perform a song about the experience, launch successful music careers. Eighteen years later, Portman’s character is a mother struggling to navigate her career amid scandals when she’s faced with another act of violence.

The film features original songs by Sia with an original score by Scott Walker.

Bold Films’ and Andrew Lauren Productions (ALP) financed the film. It was produced by Bold’s Michel Litvak, Gary Michael Walters, David Litvak and Svetlana Metkina, ALP’s Andrew Lauren and D.J. Gugenheim, Killer Films’ Christine Vachon, David Hinojosa; Brian Young from Three Six Zero Entertainment, and Robert Salerno. Portman and Law executive produced along with Sia.

Neon yesterday acquired Tom Harper’s musical dramedy Wild Rose, featuring Jessie Buckley.

Corbet’s next project will be to write and direct “The Brutalist” with ALP.

Endeavor Content and CAA co-repped the film.

Variety first reported the story.