Portman to Make Foer’s Veg Film

Actress Natalie Portman is making a documentary based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s book Eating Animals.


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Roughly two years after penning an article for The Huffington Post about how Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals inspired her to go vegan, Natalie Portman is making a documentary based on the book. In an interview with the French website Chap, Foer reveals that Portman contacted him and revealed her vision for adapting the animal welfare-focused book into a feature film. While planning for the film is still in its initial stages, Foer says that Portman wants it to be “very personal.” In her 2009 essay about how the book impacted her, Portman states, “What Foer most bravely details is how eating animal pollutes not only our backyards, but also our beliefs.” Though Portman reverted to a vegetarian diet during her pregnancy in 2011, the star’s current vegan status is unconfirmed.

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