Natalie Portman’s amazing new role as Jackie Kennedy was announced earlier this year at the Cannes film festival. So for the last seven months we’ve eagerly been awaiting pictures from the hotly anticipated new film. And now we have the first picture of Natalie Portman as the Jackie O. The movie will focus on the assassination of JFK. Tracing the chaos after the tragic death of her husband and the aftermath surrounding it.
The film is currently being shot in Paris, is set for a 2017 release, with directors Pablo Larraínand Darren Aronofsky. The film reunites Portman with Darren as producer, five years after he directed her Oscar winning performance in the thriller Black Swan.Now this is a film we’ve got to put in our need to watch list.
Portman follows on from a list of actresses that have played the famous first lady. The most recent being Ginnifer Goodwin who played Jackie in the 2013 film Killing Kennedy. Katie Holmes also reprised her role as Jackie in the 2011 television installment of the The Kennedy’s. Even our fellow Brit pop star turned designer Victoria Beckham played the stylish first lady, in the music video The lady is a vamp (1997).
When it comes to nailing timeless classic glamour Natalie Portman is our go to A Lister. And just like the famous first lady an avid lover of style. So it was no surprise that just like Jackie, Natalie’s go to designer is Dior. Also having been the face of miss Dior for a number of years the actress it the perfect fit.
With a back catalogue of mega-hit films under her belt like Star Wars, we think Natalie is the perfect choice to play Jackie O. We are predicting another best actress nomination for Portman…