We recommended Leanne Shapton’s new book Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry to you last month, but if you’re so super-duper lazy that you can’t even read what’s essentially a picture book with captions, then you can always wait for the movie. Variety reports that Natalie Portman and Brad Pitt will star in the roles of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris in a romantic comedy produced by the two stars’ companies.
In case you haven’t read this darling book, it’s an auction catalog of photographs, products, clothing, souvenirs, and gifts acquired during Lenore and Harold’s relationship. In the book, the two seem like the coolest of New Yorkers; Lenore is a food columnist at the New York Times, while Hal is photographer who’s always jetting off to LA and elsewhere for shoots. When I was reading Important Artifacts, I pictured Hal (who is actually pictured in photos shown in the book) as a less-chiseled, more adorably nerdy character — someone like Paul Rudd, if he grew out his hair and had a little scruff on his face. Portman totally fits with my idea of Lenore. Pitt and Portman together though, they just don’t mesh. Mostly because I didn’t imagine there was as big an age difference between Lenore and Hal as there is between Pitt and Portman (18 years!). Still, I can’t wait to see how they adapt such a creatively executed story on-screen.