Natalie Portman in Brady Corbet’s “Vox Lux”

By Creative Media Times

Portman plays a mesmerizing pop star on a comeback trail while grappling with a teenage daughter in the latest musical drama “Vox Lux.”

Neon recently released the film’s provocative full-length trailer, and from the looks of it Portman is in top form, possibly one of her most-intense portrayal since the psychological horror Black Swan.

“It’s a weird world we live in. And the way I’ve chosen to live my life goes against some people’s views on things,” Portman’s Celeste says in a press conference.

Written and directed by Arizona born Brady Corbet, who made is feature film directorial debut in the acclaimed 2016 historical mystery drama “The Childhood of a Leader,” “Vox Lux” is the academy award winning actress’ follow-up to Annihilation.

Vox Lux also features Stacy Martin as Celeste’s sister and Jude Law as the meddling manager. Australian singer, songwriter Sia composed several of the film’s original songs, while Scott Walker did the score.

Vox Lux is set to hit theaters on Dec. 7.