‘Jackie’ First Look: Natalie Portman Takes On Jacqueline Kennedy in Post-JFK Assassination Pic

     December 16, 2015

natalie-portman-jackie-sliceWe’ve seen films tackle the story of John F. Kennedy from nearly every angle — JFK with Kevin Coster saw a DA investigating the assassination, Parkland with Zac Efron depicted what went down with the doctors trying to save the President’s life, even X-Men: Days of Future Past fictionalized his death with mutants. Now we shall see what Jacqueline Kennedy was up to following the tragic event. Natalie Portman portrays the renowned First Lady in Jackie, and we have a first look at her performance.

Deadline revealed the first photo of Portman in character as she stands in The White House rocking pearls and a rose red ensemble. Director Pablo Larraín of the Oscar-nominated No helms the film, which is produced by Darren Aronofksy, Scott Franklin and Ari Handel of Protozoa, Juan de Dios Larraín of Fabula Films, and Mickey Liddell of LD Entertainment. Noah Oppenheim, who penned The Divergent Series: Allegiant, scripted Jackie, which was on 2010’s Black List. Check out the full image below.

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Image via LD Entertainment


Filming is currently underway in Paris with a lead cast that is rounded out Black MassPeter Sarsgaard, indie darling Greta Gerwig, and John Hurt, who previously teamed with Portman on V for Vendetta.

Portman will be seen next in Terrence Mallick’s Knight of Cups before re-teaming with him for an untitled project in 2016. She also stars in Jane Got a Gun, the Gavin O’Connor-directed Western besieged by development issues, and she signed on to play Ruth Bader Ginsburg in On the Basis of Sex. No word yet on what role (if any) Portman will play in Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok, but she has a number of other projects to keep her busy, including a film about Israeli journalist/writer Amos Oz and Alex Garland‘s adaptation sci-fi thriller called Annihilation. Meanwhile, Jackie still doesn’t have a release date, but expect it to come late 2016, early 2017.


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