'Vox Lux' first look: Natalie Portman channels glam rock as pop icon Celeste
Come September, the Oscar-winning actress will be taking on an uber glamorous role in the music drama, 'Vox Lux' - a first glimpse of which was recently released.
It goes without saying that Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman is one among the most sought-after star in Hollywood. In her numerous landmark roles in the past — whether it's the critically acclaimed 'Closer' or 'Jackie' or the Academy Award-winning 2010 movie 'Black Swan' — Portman has breathed life into the characters, winning over both fans and critics.
Come September, however, the 37-year-old actress will be taking on an uber glamorous role in the music drama, 'Vox Lux', a first glimpse of which was recently released on the Internet, successfully bringing back major 'Swan' feels from Portman's turn as a ballerina in the Darren Aronofsky directed psychological horror film.
Only this time, Portman would be portraying an emotionally distressed character — as the pop phenomenon, Celeste — charting her life and musical journey as she makes a monumental comeback after a series of unfortunate events.
Although the first-look teaser, debuted courtesy of Vanity Fair, doesn't reveal much about the plot or the lead character, the clip has already started garnering rave reviews from fans. Featuring a glimpse of the backstage, the teaser follows Portman — who is dressed to the nine along with an uber glam hairdo in the clip — as she makes her way to the stage amidst a resounding cheer. Just the hint of the alluring style and glitzy life seems just enough to get fans all excited about the music drama.
Set to debut at the Venice Film Festival on September 4, 'Vox Lux' also stars Stacy Martin as Celeste's songwriter sister and Jude Law as the manager alongside Portman. Apart from the involvement of an absolutely star-studded cast, the film will also see the return of Indie director Brady Corbet, who has made a name for himself with his directorial debut 'The Childhood of a Leader'.
Speaking about his upcoming drama and how 'The Childhood of a Leader' inspired it, director Corbet said in a statement, "Vox Lux is the continuation of that theme but on the other side of the century: a historical melodrama set in America between 1999 and 2017.”
As of now, 'Vox Lux' is yet to be slated for a release in the US. But thanks to the line-up of fall film fests, the music drama is sure to make its presence felt at the upcoming Venice event and later on at the Toronto International Film Festival.
'Vox Lux's original score is by Scott Walker and Sia is responsible for the original music of the movie.