The trailer is mournful and heavy with emotion, and Portman is stunning and powerful as the First Lady. The movie chronicles the aftermath of President John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963, and depicts her grief for her husband, her struggle to ensure his legacy, and her resilience in the face of intense scrutiny from the public.
The movie got rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival, and Portman is already considered a frontrunner to earn an Oscar nomination. The rest of the cast is stacked, too: Peter Sarsgaard as Bobby Kennedy, Greta Gerwig as Nancy Tuckerman, Max Casella as Jack Valenti, Billy Crudup as a journalist, John Hurt as a priest, and John Carroll Lynch as Lyndon B. Johnson.
"Jackie" opens in theaters December 2.
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After her husband's assassination, Jackie Kennedy's (Natalie Portman) world is completely shattered. Traumatized and reeling with grief, over the course of the next week she must confront the unimaginable: consoling their two young children, vacating the home she painstakingly restored, and planning her husband's funeral. Jackie quickly realizes that the next seven days will determine how history will define her husband's legacy - and how she herself will be remembered. Read More