Natalie Portman’s New Movie ‘Jackie’ Gets Its First Trailer
Jackie, the upcoming biopic about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, starring Natalie Portman, has released its first trailer. Since its premiere back in September at the Venice Film Festival, the movie has received a lot of attention ahead of its release, scheduled for Dec. 2.
Fox Searchlight unveiled the trailer on Wednesday for the highly anticipated drama directed by Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain. In this trailer, Portman, who undeniably looks alike the former First Lady, stuns in a series of enigmatic images depicting the life endured by Kennedy after her husband’s assassination.
“People like to believe in fairy tales,” the actress says in a voice-over, nailing the accent. “Don’t let it be forgot that for one brief, shining moment, there was Camelot.” The closing of the Broadway musical John F. Kennedy adored plays in the background as a musical reminder of a life that has been stolen from his wife.
The movie does not narrate chronologically the events that leads to the assassination. It forces the viewers to enter in the First Lady grieving psyche, using a deeper and more complex emotional narrative. The plot portrays the highs and lows of Kennedy’s life.
By the end of the movie, viewers will know who exactly Kennedy was and what she accomplished to consolidate the former president’s legacy. “We know superficial things about her, about the way she dressed or the way she did her hair,” Portman told The Hollywood Reporter during an interview. “But this really goes into her as a human being and her psychology.”
The movie is a return to form for Portman, who received an Oscar back in 2011 for her role Black Swan.
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