Natalie Portman to star in HBO miniseries 'We Are Completely Beside Ourselves'

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Marta Kauffman will adapt Karen Joy Fowler's bestselling novel "We Are Completely Beside Ourselves" as a miniseries at HBO, and Natalie Portman is attached to star and executive to produce, TheWrap has learned.

The series will follow Portman as Rosemary Cooke, a college student who was raised with a chimpanzee she thought of as her "twin sister."

Christopher Monger is writing the adaptation and will also executive produce alongside Portman and Kauffman, as well as Gideon Raff. Okay Goodnight's Robin Tolle will also executive produce, and Hannah KS Canter is a co-producer.

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BEIJING, CHINA - APRIL 17: (CHINA OUT) American actress Natalie Portman attends Sino-Foreign Film Co-ptoduction Forum during the 6th Beijing International Film Festival on April 17, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
BEIJING, CHINA - APRIL 16: (CHINA OUT) American actress Natalie Portman arrives at the red carpet of the 6th Beijing International Film Festival on April 16, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
SILVER SPRING, MD- MARCH 06: Actress Natalie Portman attends a screening of 'A Tale of Love and Darkness' at AFI Silver Theater on March 6, 2016 in Silver Spring, Md. (Kris Connor/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Natalie Portman arrives at the the New York premiere of 'Jane Got a Gun' at The Museum of Modern Art on January 27, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/WireImage)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Actress Natalie Portman is seen on 'Good Morning America' on January 27, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: Actress Natalie Portman attends the 2016 New York Jewish Film Festival closing night screening of 'A Tale Of Love And Darkness' at Walter Reade Theater on January 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 24: Actress Natalie Portman attends the 'Jane Got A gun' Premiere at Cinema UGC Normandie on January 24, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Natalie Portman attends the 'A Tale Of Love And Darkness' premiere during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival at the Winter Garden Theatre on September 10, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 24: Actress Natalie Portman attends the Ballet National de Paris Opening Season Gala at Opera Garnier on September 24, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
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CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 19: Natalie Portman attends the De Grisogono Party at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May May 19, 2015 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo Luca Teuchmann/WireImage)
US actress Natalie Portman attends the LVMH Young Fashion Designer awards ceremony in Paris, on May 22, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGET (Photo credit should read DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Natalie Portman attends the Photocall for 'A Tale of Love and Darkness' at 2015 Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2015 in Cannes, France. PHOTOGRAPH BY Peter / Barcroft Media (Photo credit should read Peter / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
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