Natalie Portman Eyed to Play Jackie Kennedy in JACKIE

     September 28, 2012

natalie-portman-jackie-kennedy-slice

The long-in-the-works drama about Jackie Kennedy is heating back up again.  The project, titled Jackie, was previously set to be directed by Darren Aronofsky with his then-wife Rachel Weisz poised to star as the First Lady, but both dropped out following their divorce.  Now Deadline reports that Fox Searchlight is courting Natalie Portman to take on the role.  The story, written by Noah Oppenheim,  takes place in the immediate aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, so the role is quite a tall order for any actress to tackle.

Portman is said to be keen on the script, but her participation depends on the director.  Aronofsky directed Portman to a Best Actress Oscar with Black Swan so it’s feasible that he could possibly come back to the project.  A few years ago it attracted the interest of Steven Spielberg, so it’s safe to assume that a talented filmmaker will sign on sooner or later.  Portman is next set to star opposite Michael Fassbender in the incredibly promising western Jane Got a Gun, from We Need to Talk About Kevin director Lynne Ramsay.

Around The Web

Latest News

TOMORROWLAND Deleted Scene: Pixar’s Animated Backstory for Plus Ultra (Video)

As if the movie needed to state even more exposition.

  • Spoiler

INSIDE OUT: 39 Things to Know about Making a Movie at Pixar

Camera! Action! Lights!

Is Jaden Smith Starring in STATIC SHOCK?

The Smith household might be a DC Comics household.

Watch: Dwayne Johnson Officiates a Surprise Wedding

What better place to plug 'San Andreas' than at a wedding?

SUICIDE SQUAD Set Videos Reveal a Very Familiar Vehicle Pursuing The Joker

Good thing The Joker has a very fast car ...

  • Spoiler

J. Michael Straczynski Talks Collaborating with The Wachowskis on SENSE8

The co-creator also talks about the five year plan for the series, the enormous scope of the show, working with Netflix, and a lot more.

  • Possible Spoiler

George Miller’s Abandoned JUSTICE LEAGUE Movie Getting the Documentary Treatment

Australian filmmaker Ryan Unicomb will direct a documentary exploring the DC Universe that might have been.

Director Gil Kenan Talks POLTERGEIST, Why He Made the Film, and Future Projects

Plus, Kenan talks about knowing he'd face criticism no matter how good the film ended up.

JURASSIC WORLD: New Featurette Welcomes You to the Park with Tons of New Footage

"To see 'Jurassic World' come to life is like seeing 'Jurassic Park' come true."

Cary Fukunaga Will Not Direct Stephen King’s IT for New Line

Reasons ranging from the poor box office take of 'Poltergeist' to plain old budget cuts have been cited.

Page 1 of 3,96412345...102030...Last »