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July 14, 2009

Natalie Portman to co-star in ‘Thor’

Israeli-born U.S. actress Natalie Portman has signed up to play Jane Foster in Thor, the Marvel superhero picture Kenneth Branagh is to direct next year.

Portman has previously starred in the three most recently released installments in the Star Wars franchise, as well as Beautiful Girls, Garden State, V for Vendetta and The Other Boleyn Girl.

Variety.com said she will play the Norse warrior's love interest in Thor, which is slated for theatrical release May 20, 2011.

The Internet Movie Data Base lists Chris Hemsworth as the actor set to play the film's titular hero.