After bowing to much buzz at both Venice and TIFF, the first trailer for “Jackie” has arrived.
Oscar-winner Natalie Portman stars as Jackie Kennedy in the biopic which chronicles the days up to and following the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Portman has been the centre of Oscar talk for her portrayal of the First Lady through her period of grief and public resilience following the death of JFK and the end of the “Camelot” era of his presidency.
In addition to Portman, “Jackie” boasts a secondary cast that includes Peter Sarsgaard as Robert Kennedy, Greta Gerwig as the First Lady’s confident Nancy Tuckerman, Max Casella as Motion Picture Association of America president Jack Valenti who was in Kennedy’s Texas motorcade, John Carroll Lynch as Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, Billy Crudup as a an American journalist and John Hurt as a priest whom Jackie confides in throughout the course of the film’s events.
“Jackie” is Chilean director Pablo Larrain’s first foray into English-language filmmaking, known for his Spanish-language efforts “No” and “The Club”. The film claimed one of the top prizes at the Toronto International Film Festival last month, winning the jury-selected Platform Prize while screenwriter Noah Oppenheim took home the Best Screenplay award for his script at the Venice Film Festival.
ET Canada was on the red carpet at the TIFF premiere of “Jackie” where Portman discussed finding a connection with her character.