Natalie Portman Will Play Jackie Kennedy in Upcoming Biopic
Natalie Portman is set to play Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in an upcoming biopic directed by Pablo Larrain and produced by Darren Aronofsky. The movie, appropriately titled Jackie, will take place over the course of four days following the assassination of her first husband, President John F. Kennedy.
According to Variety, Portman and Aronofsky have both been attached to the project for a few years now, with Portman reportedly being eyed to play the part of Kennedy back in 2012. Even before that, Aronofsky was originally attached to the film with his then-wife, Rachel Weisz, slated to star. The two dropped out of the project following their divorce in 2010.
Things should go smoother this time around -- Portman and Aronofsky have worked together before on the widely-acclaimed Black Swan. Portman's role as Nina Sayers in that film earned her an Oscar and a Golden Globe, both for Best Actress.
News of Portman's upcoming portrayal comes on the heels of the announcement that the actress will also be playing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the movie On the Basis of Sex. The biopic will follow Ginsburg's struggles as she fought for equal rights throughout her career. According to Deadline, the production for the Ginsburg biopic could begin as early as later this year.
The V For Vendetta actress is currently at the Cannes Film Festival supporting her directorial debut A Tale of Love and Darkness.