class=”alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-42024″ title=”Natalie Portman” src=”×150.jpg” alt=”” width=”220″ height=”150″ />Despite having just been offered the lead role in Alfonso Cuarón’s hotly-contested Gravity, it seems another high-profile director is eyeing Natalie Portman for a role in his next film.

The film in question is “a Jerry Lee Lewis-related project”, that was originally set up years ago with Dennis Quaid and Winona Ryder in the lead roles, and Terence Malick directing. The script was described as being “much darker” than Great Balls of Fire.

THR are now reporting that Malick is working with Brad Pitt to bring the project to life, and, after the praise she’s received for her lead role in Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, hopes to secure Portman for an undisclosed role.

However, with Malick about to start production on an untitled romantic drama with Ben Affleck, Rachel Weisz, Javier Bardem, Rachel McAdams and Olga Kurylenko, don’t expect to see anything for three or four years, at the very least.