This fall will mark fifty years since November 22, 1963 — a date that continues to haunt American history. When John F. Kennedy was assassinated, it seemed to mark an undeniable shift in the country, away from the positivity and hope that followed War War II, into a more fraught and frightened era with more wars overseas, social and political upheaval and much more. To mark the anniversary, there will undoubtedly be a ton of programming and films to choose from, and this is one of them.
Produced by Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Entertainment, “Letters To Jackie” jumps off the book of the same name by Ellen Fitzpatrick, and focuses on the more than 800,000 letters from around the world that offered support Jackie and her family in the wake of her husband’s death. Directed by Bill Couturié (the monkey movie “Ed,” “Last Letters Home: Voices of American Troops from the Battlefields of Iraq“) the documentary rounds up the voices of a huge list of celebs to bring life to the letters including: Bérénice Bejo, Demián Bichir, Jessica Chastain, Chris Cooper, Viola Davis, Zooey Deschanel, Kirsten Dunst, Anne Hathaway, Allison Janney, John Krasinski, Melissa Leo, Laura Linney, Frances McDormand, Chloë Grace Moretz, Mark Ruffalo, Octavia Spencer, Hailee Steinfeld, Channing Tatum, Betty White and Michelle Williams.
“Letters To Jackie” will air on TLC this fall.