Portman to star in TV adaptation of Karen Joy Fowler novel

Portman to star in TV adaptation of Karen Joy Fowler novel

Natalie Portman is to star in a miniseries adaptation of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler (Serpent’s Tail).

Produced by Marta Kauffman, the co-creator of US sitcom “Friends”, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves is currently in development at HBO, according to Deadline.

The novel about an unusual American family with secrets it cannot share. It focuses on Rosemary - who will be played by Portman - a student in California, and her unique sister, Fern. It was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2014.

Portman is also attached to executive produce the miniseries.

Emmy-nominated writer Christopher Monger is writing the TV adaptation, with “Homeland” co-creator Gideon Raff on board as executive producer alongside Portman and Kauffman and Robbie Tollin.

Rebecca Gray, editorial director for Profile Books, said: "Publishing We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves has been a joy from the beginning, so it’s thrilling to see more good news on the horizon. A TV adaptation is always exciting and even more so when names like these are attached, so I can’t wait to see what they do. I am sure it’ll be must-watch TV, just as it’s a must-read book."