Fox Searchlight has released a new teaser trailer for its upcoming biographical drama “Jackie,” in which Oscar winner Natalie Portman (“Black Swan”) plays first lady Jackie Kennedy following the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy. Watch it above, and check out the new poster for the film below.
“People like to believe in fairy tales. Don’t let it be forgotten that for one brief, shining moment there was a Camelot,” says Portman in voice-over. “There won’t be another Camelot.” “Jackie” is directed by Pablo Larrain, whose 2012 docudrama “No” was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, representing Chile. He also directed “Neruda,” this year’s Chilean Oscar entry starring Gael Garcia Bernal as a inspector hunting for fugitive poet Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco), so Larrain’s work could be recognized twice by the motion picture academy.
Portman won Best Actress for “Black Swan” (2010) and also contended for Best Supporting Actress for “Closer” (2004). This would be her first nomination for a biographical role, and the Oscars often can’t resist those: four out of the last 10 Best Actress champs have played real people — Helen Mirren (“The Queen,” 2006), Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose,” 2007), Sandra Bullock (“The Blind Side,” 2009) and Meryl Streep (“The Iron Lady,” 2011).
In addition to Portman, the film stars Billy Crudup, Greta Gerwig and Peter Sarsgaard as Robert Kennedy. Darren Aronofsky is on-board as a producer; he directed Portman in “Black Swan,” for which he picked up an Oscar nomination of his own as Best Director.
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