You hear it enough times - - actors talking about the kind of movies they have to be in that when it's a different kind that they really want to be in. It seems like Natalie Portman’s gone through years and years of quirky and/or provocative indy dramas and huge sci-fi spectacles when, all this time, she’s really just wanted to be in Porky's.
The LA Times’ 24 Frames blog says she has a script she’s hawking around called BYO (as in “Bring Your Own.) She co-wrote it with a college friend and is aiming to star and produce with Anne Hathaway possibly co-starring as the second of “two very different twentysomething women who, after finding themselves unlucky in love, decide to throw a party to which each female attendee brings an eligible bachelor.”
Which is kind-of an unrealistic premise (perhaps even more fantastical than any of the Star Wars flicks.) I’m sure you Screened heads have been to enough sausage fests to realize that there’s really never been a party in danger of a male shortage. Maybe the key word is “eligible” which, if there were formal invites for this thing, would likely be emboldened, underlined and italicized for impossible-to-miss emphasis.