Natalie Portman will play the iconic role of Jackie Kennedy in an upcoming movie about what the former first lady faced in the first four days after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Variety reported exclusively from the Cannes Film Festival this week.
The movie, titled simply “Jackie,” will be produced by Darren Aronofsky and directed by Pablo Larrain. Indiewire reported that “the story of the long-developing ‘Jackie’
is a bit detailed.” The idea for the movie from a Noah Oppenheim script has been toyed with since 2010, when Steven Spielberg considered it, and then Aronofsky and Rachel Weisz looked at it, but nothing happened.
Indiewire’s Kevin Jagernauth said he looked at the script early on in the process and “it sees 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.”
It was announced last week that Portman will be playing in another biopic, taking on the role of Chief Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in “On the Basis of Sex,” Deadline said.
“This is fast becoming a banner year for the Oscar-winning Portman, who has earned her own reputation for good taste and being meticulous and deliberate in her choice of projects,” Deadline said, pointing out that the actress was at the Cannes Film Festival for her directorial debut of “A Tale Of Love And Darkness.” She also earned solid reviews for “Knight of Cups,” which premiered at Berlin.
On Tuesday, Variety also reported that Portman would star in a new ghost story, “Planetarium,” along with Lily Rose Depp. The two will play sisters in the film.
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