Just look at that headline — this is quite the combination of cinematic talent. A project once mooted for Darren Aronofsky, he moved over to the producer’s desk, snagged his “Black Swan” star Natalie Portman and acclaimed director Pablo Larrain (“No,””The Club“) for “Jackie,” and the first look has arrived.
As you might’ve already surmised from the title, Portman is playing Jacqueline Kennedy in the story that follows Jackie Kennedy during the four days between her husband’s infamous assassination and his burial. The script by Noah Oppenheim, which landed on the Black List in 2010, finds the First Lady caught up in the wrangling between the Kennedy camp and Lyndon Johnson’s crew who are eager to obtain leadership, and move into the White House as soon as possible.
Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, and John Hurt co-star in the movie, which is now shooting. So perhaps we’ll see it on the festival circuit next fall? Fingers crossed. [Deadline]