French director Luc Besson is planning a sequel to his critically acclaimed 1994 flick - but won't proceed unless Portman agrees to return as Mathilda.The Star Wars leading lady was only 13 when she made her big screen debut - and Besson wants to update the story with Mathilda becoming an assassin just like her father figure Leon, who is killed in the first movie.
He says, "I can guarantee I will definitely give up after Episode Three in 2005." The Californian-born director originally hoped to make nine films, but at 57 years old it will take him a long time to get through them all.
Lucas plans to make a fourth Indiana Jones movie once Episode III is finished.
Byrne says of his talks with Lucas, "We're discussing it." But the 51-year-old Irishman confirmed that any decision was months away. Today reviewer Elysa Gardner, in giving it three out of four stars, said Nichols brought together a cast that was not only well-respected, but "perfect for the roles they play," and called it "the most consistently entertaining presentation of Chekhov, I've seen." (This story was prepared by IMDb staff.) » IMDb.com, Inc.
He adds, "I think they're still writing the script." » Director Mike Nichols has tapped a number of top Hollywood stars to help him stage a performance of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull in New York's Central Park as part of the summer Shakespeare In The Park dramatic program. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts.
With a new translation of the Russian classic from Tom Stoppard, Nichols lined up Meryl Streep (who also conceived the project), Natalie Portman, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kevin Kline, John Goodman, Marcia Gay Harden, and Christopher Walken in a production that's getting solid reviews for the acting and for the unusually witty script. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only.