Natalie Portman & Lupita Nyong’o to co-star in Apple TV+ limited series ‘Lady in the Lake’

Oscar winning actresses Natalie Portman and Lupita Nyong’o will co-star in an upcoming limited series for Apple TV+ titled “Lady in the Lake.”  The series, an adaptation of author Laura Lippman’s novel of the same title, will be directed and co-written by Alma Har’el of Honey Boy fame.

Lady in the Lake takes place in the 60s in Baltimore and finds Maddie Schwartz, played by Natalie Portman, leaving her peaceful life of being a housewife and mother behind and reinvent herself as an investigative journalist to solve a murder. She sets on a collision course with Cleo Sherwood ( Lupita Nyong’o), who is a hard-working woman juggling motherhood, different jobs and a commitment to advancing Baltimore’s Black progressive agenda.

Portman and Nyong’o will also serve as executive producers on the series, alongside Sophie Mas. 

Natalie Portman & Lupita Nyong’o to Star in Apple Series ‘Lady in the Lake’!


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