Natalie Portman set to act in ‘Love And Other Impossible Pursuits’. Natalie Portman is set to star with Scott Cohen and Charlie Tahan in “Love and Other Impossible Pursuits,” a Don Roos-directed pic. Adapted from a Ayelet Waldman novel, the story revolves around a young woman who finds the key to recovering her marriage in her relationship with her precocious stepson. Portman will be executive producer under her handsomecharlie films banner. David Molner, managing director of Screen Capital Intl. and chairman of Incentive Filmed Entertainment, said Portman’s deal salvages a film that was imperiled when Jennifer Lopez abruptly dropped out. “We were left in the lurch by one actress and rescued by another,” Molner said. “It goes to show that, particularlywith independent features, nothing is more important than the talent. It’s a blessing that Natalie loved the script and now we’ve got a strong film that we can sell at AFM.” The film will begin shooting in Manhattan this November.