Natalie Portman is Jackie Kennedy in first look at ‘Jackie’


John F. Kennedy remains one of the most iconic presidents in history. Equally as iconic, and not covered nearly as often, was his wife, Jackie. That hopefully is going to change with the upcoming release of Jackie, with Natalie Portman portraying the titular First Lady.

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The trailer focuses heavily on the events around JFK’s assassination, including an incredibly heart-wrenching shot of Portman as Jackie cradling her dying husband in her arms on the way to the hospital. The costume and makeup design is excellent, as Portman looks about as close to the First Lady as you’re likely to get. We see Jackie’s sorrow, anger, and resolve in equal parts after the death of JFK, and we’re optimistic that this film will give us the most nuanced look at Jackie Kennedy in a long while.

Watch the trailer for Jackie below. The film was directed by Pablo Larraín and also stars John Carroll Lynch as Lyndon B. Johnson and Caspar Phillipson as JFK. The film is set for release on December 2.