Natalie Portman takes on a political role in her next film. The official trailer for “Jackie” was released Nov. 14, expanding on the shorter teaser released last month. The full trailer delivers a closer look at what audiences can expect to see from Natalie Portman’s portrayal of Jacqueline Kennedy in the upcoming biopic, directed by Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín. The movie is set in the days following her husband President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963, and follows the newly widowed First Lady in the direct aftermath. The trailer also highlights the First Lady’s iconic style and includes a depiction of the pink double-breasted Chanel suit and matching pillbox hat she wore the day of her husband’s death.
Will the role earn Portman her second Oscar? Awards season buzz around the movie has already started building and the movie has received overwhelmingly positive reaction among critics so far, with Variety describing Portman’s depiction as “mesmerizing.” The film made its debut at the Venice Film Festival in September, picking up an award for best screenplay and subsequently premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. It is set for wide release on Dec. 2.
The film also stars Peter Sarsgaard as Robert Kennedy and features Greta Gerwig as Nancy Tuckerman, Billy Crudup as a journalist, and John Hurt as a priest. Darren Aronofsky, who directed Portman in her award-winning “Black Swan” lead role, coproduced the film.
Portman stars in another biopic released this year, “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” which she also wrote and directed. That film was based on the best-selling 2002 memoir by Amos Oz.