The upcoming movie looks at the aftermath of JFK's assassination
A trailer has been released for Natalie Portman’s upcoming cinematic portrayal of JFK’s wife, Jacqueline Kennedy.
Jackie will be released in the US on December 2, although no UK release has yet been announced.
The Pablo Larraín-directed film sees Portman as the former First Lady of the United States in the build-up and immediate aftermath of her husband’s assassination.
It also stars Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, Richard E Grant and John Hurt.
Watch the official trailer below.
JACKIE is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman). JACKIE places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination.
A press release for the film reads: “Jackie is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman).”
“Jackie places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband’s legacy and the world of ‘Camelot’ that they created and loved so well.”
Portman has said that she found two different sides to Kennedy when researching for the role. “When she was doing interviews, [her voice] was a lot more girly and soft, and then when you hear her talking to Schlesinger at home, you hear the ice in the glass clinking and the voice is a little deeper and her wit comes out more, so you get this real sense of the two sides,” Portman said.
Larraín has stated that he was drawn to the film because the story “had all the elements that you need for a movie: rage, curiosity, and love”.