Natalie Portman signs two films

Los Angeles: ‘Black Swan’ star Natalie Portman has signed up for two new Terrence Malick movies, although it is unclear what roles she will play.

The 30-year-old Oscar-winning actress, who is taking some time off from Hollywood following the birth of her son Aleph with partner Benjamin Millipied last June, will star in `Knight of Cups` and `Lawless`, reported Ace Showbiz.

`Knight of Cups` also stars Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Isabel Lucas and as the plot remains a secret.

Portman, Bale and Blanchett will also star in `Lawless`, as will Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Haley Bennett and again the storyline is not known.

Last month, it was revealed Portman was "seriously" considering a lead role in `Jupiter Ascending`.

She is also expected to take part in the forthcoming `Thor` sequel as Jane Foster alongside Chris Hemsworth as the titular Marvel character.