May December: Todd Haynes’ Family Drama, Starring Oscar Winners Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore

Rocket Science is launching international sales at the upcoming virtual Cannes Marche.

Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore reteam to star in Todd Haynes’ May December.

The family drama, to be shopped to international buyers at Cannes by Rocket Science, will reunite Moore and Haynes for the sixth time after collaborations that include Far from Heaven.

Haynes will helm May December based on a screenplay by Samy Burch.

The film begins 20 years after a notorious tabloid romance between Gracie Atherton-Yu and her husband Joe, as their twins graduate from high school.

When Hollywood actress Elizabeth Berry spends time with the family tunderstand Gracie, who she will be playing in a film, family dynamics unravel under the pressure of the outside gaze.

Jessica Elbaum and Will Ferrell of Gloria Sanchez Productions and Christine Vachon and Pam Koffler of Killer Films will produce alongside Portman and Sophie Mas under their MountainA banner.

May December is set to shoot in 2022.

“What appealed to me about Samy Burch’s exceptional script was how it navigated potentially volatile subject matter with a kind of observational patience that allowed the characters in the story to be explored with uncommon subtlety,” Haynes said.

Haynes’ documentary The Velvet Underground will world premiere as part of the official selection at the Cannes Film Fest next month.

Portman recently completed work on Marvel Studios/Disney’s Thor: Love and Thunder for director Taika Waititi.