Jim Sheridan told me that Natalie Portman is playing the wife in Brothers, his remake of Susanne Bier’s Danish-language ’04 film, when I ran into him last Saturday at a CVS pharmacy in West Hollywood, and I ran the news the following day (Sun.). But it became a repeatable, quotable story only when Variety‘s Tatiana Siegel posts her story about same at 8 pm last night. Uh-huh.