Natalie Portman and Lupita Nyong’o to star in Apple TV+ murder mystery series

The series is being co-produced by Canadian filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée's 'Crazyrose' company

Natalie Portman and Lupita Nyong'o

Oscar winners Natalie Portman (Black Swan) and Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave) will co-star in an upcoming Apple TV+ series called Lady in the Lake.

Based on Laura Lippman’s 2019 novel of the same name, Lady in the Lake takes place in Baltimore in 1960s and follows an investigative journalist (Portman) who’s looking into an unsolved murder. During her investigation, she comes across a hard-working mother (Nyong’o) who’s committed to advancing Baltimore’s Black progressive agenda.

Lady in the Lake was co-created by Alma Har’el (Honey Boy) and Dre Ryan (Man in the High Castle) and will be co-written and directed by Har’el.

It’s also worth noting that the series is being co-produced by Crazyrose, the production company co-founded by Oscar-nominated Montreal-born filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club). Vallée also directed HBO’s acclaimed Emmy-winning shows Big Little Lies and Sharp Objects.

A specific Apple TV+ release date for Lady in the Lake has not yet been confirmed.

Image credit: Flickr — Gage Skidmore, Creative Commons — Gage Skidmore 

Via: The Hollywood Reporter