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Lady in the lake trailer: Natalie Portman chases writing dreams in noir thriller set in 60s Baltimore

The limited series by visionary director Alma Har’el, the noir thriller Lady in the Lake will drop on Apple TV+ on July 19

Lady in the lake trailer: Natalie Portman chases writing dreams in noir thriller set in 60s Baltimore
Natalie Portman in Lady in the Lake

Last Updated: 09.24 PM, Jun 18, 2024

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Natalie Portman leads Apple TV+’s 7 episode limited series Lady in the Lake, which is set to drop on the streamer on July 19. Directed by Alma Har’el, the show is based on a novel of the same name by Laura Lippman, which, in turn was inspired by two real-life murders that happened in the author’s youth – the abduction and murder of an 11-year-old white girl and a 33-year-old black woman, one widely publicized and the other barely. The first two episodes of the show will drop on July 19, followed by weekly releases till August 23.

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According to the official synopsis, Lady in the Lake follows the disappearance of a young girl in Baltimore on Thanksgiving 1966, and how the lives of two women converge on a fatal collision course. Natalie Portman is Maddie Schwartz, a Jewish housewife seeking to shed a secret past and reinvent herself as an investigative journalist, and Cleo Johnson (Moses Ingram) is a mother navigating the political underbelly of Black Baltimore while struggling to provide for her family. Their disparate lives seem parallel at first, but when Maddie becomes fixated on Cleo’s mystifying death, a chasm opens that puts everyone around them in danger.

In the trailer that’s now come out, Portman, as Maddie, is seen doing household chores, until she finally declares that she can’t just be someone’s wife and leaves her marital home. Setting out to be an investigative journalist, Maddie then begins to tell everyone’s story except her own. Portman and Ingram are joined by Y’lan Noel, Mikey Madison, Sean Ringgold, Brett Gelman, Noah Jupe, Mike Epps, Byron Bowers, Selema Masekala, among many others, on the cast.

Natalie Portman in Lady in the Lake
Natalie Portman in Lady in the Lake

Also coming out in July on the streamer are Sunny (July 10), Me (July 12), Time Bandits (July 24) and Women in Blue (July 31).

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