Natalie Portman has come to the rescue.
The actress is set to star in “Love and Other Impossible Pursuits,” in a role that was originally reserved for Jennifer Lopez, Variety reported. When J-Lo backed out unexpectedly, the filmmakers thought their independent flick, adapted from a novel by Ayelet Waldman, might be doomed. But then Portman stepped in, and all was well in Hollywood once more. The movie, directed by Don Roos, is about a woman who is trying to save her failing marriage while navigating her relationship with her precocious stepson and coping with the loss of her infant daughter. Filming will begin in mid-November.