Natalie Portman roped in for Thor love interest

LOS ANGELES: Natalie Portman has been lined up to play the love interest of "Thor" in a movie based on the hammer-wielding Marvel comics superhero, it was reported Monday.

Portman, 28, whose previous credits include a trio of "Star Wars" prequels and 2008's "The Other Boleyn Girl", will play Jane Foster in the upcoming production, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Up-and-coming Australian actor Chris Hemsworth had already been confirmed in the lead role while Tom Hiddleston will play Loki, the villainous god of mischief.

"Thor" is one of several Marvel characters to make their way onto the big screen, following adaptations of iconic superheroes such as "Spider-Man," "The Incredible Hulk," and "Iron Man."