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Oscars 2017? New Look At Natalie Portman In Pablo Larrain’s ‘Jackie’

Oscars 2017? New Look At Natalie Portman In Pablo Larrain's 'Jackie'

Forgive me for already talking about next years Oscars, but let’s face it, Hollywood don’t sleep, and there are already a few places online pondering what might be on the ballots next year. And certainly one to keep an eye on is “Jackie.” Why?

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Well, just check out these bonafides: Natalie Portman is taking the title role of Jackie Kennedy. Pablo Larrain, the director behind “No” and “The Club,” is behind the camera, with Darren Aronofsky producing. And it has a Black List approved script by Noah Oppenheim. The premise is strong too, with the picture following Jackie Kennedy during the four days between her husband’s infamous assassination and his burial, capturing the drama between the First Lady trying to lay her husband to rest, and Lyndon Johnson’s crew who are eager to obtain leadership and move into the White House as soon as possible. And let’s face it, with the PR team behind the movie getting these images out so early, they clearly have big things in mind.

No release date yet for “Jackie,” but I’d certainly keep an eye on the fall festival circuit. [EW]

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