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Natalie Portman to Play Jackie Kennedy as a Grieving Widow

Natalie Portman to Play Jackie Kennedy as a Grieving Widow

Just days after announcing that she’d play Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Natalie Portman divulged that she’d embody another American icon: former First Lady Jackie Kennedy. 

“Jackie” will take place in the four days following President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, when the grieving widow “becomes an icon but has lost everything,” according to Vincent Maraval, Chief Content Officer at Maraval. 

After some time away from the screen, Portman will make a splashy return to theaters both in front of and behind the cameras. The Oscar-winning actress will make her directorial debut at this year’s Cannes Film Festival with “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” an adaptation of author Amos Oz’s memoir of the same name. She will next appear on screen in the feminist Western “Jane Got a Gun,” which she also produced, as well as in Terrence Malick’s next two films, “Knight of Cups” and “Weightless.” 

[via Variety]

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