Natalie Portman won her first Best Actress Oscar in 2010 for her performance in BLACK SWAN, and now she’s getting rave reviews for her portrayal of U.S First Lady Jaqueline Kennedy in the new movie JACKIE.
JACKIE follows the First Lady in the first hours and days after John F. Kennedy’s assassination, struggling with her grief and trying to manage her husband’s legacy after his term as President was tragically cut short.
The JACKIE screenplay has been doing the rounds of Hollywood since 2010, and was originally going to be directed by Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky and star his ex-fiance Rachel Weisz. They both dropped out of the project, but Aronofsky stayed on as producer.
From all reports, don’t be surprised if Natalie Portman is up for a Best Actress Award come Oscars time - the trailer for JACKIE is out now, and it will open in Australia early next year.