(ANI): Natalie Portman has been cast as the female lead in 'Thor,
Marvel Studios' adaptation of its comic book.he 28-year-old Portman
has been cast as Jane Foster, who was a nurse and first love of the
title character in the Marvel Comics, reports Variety.
According to Marvel Studios, the character is being updated for
the movie version of 'Thor,' in which the Norse warrior is cast
down to Earth to live among humans. Chris Hemsworth stars as Thor
in the movie, which begins shooting early next year. It is due in
theaters May 20, 2011. Paramount will distribute the pic, to be
directed by Kenneth Branagh.