It was inevitable that one day, someone would make a biopic about Jacqueline Kennedy — and that honour’s gone to renowned Chilean director, Pablo Larraine. Jackie made its debut at the Venice & Toronto Film Festivals and has received rave reviews from critics, with some predicting an Oscar nomination.
Watch the trailer here:
The first trailer for Jackie showcases Natalie Portman, who resembles an uncanny image of the former First Lady, imitating everything from the way she dresses, to her accent.
It cuts between different moments during the First Lady’s time in the White House, from John F. Kennedy’s funeral to the couple dancing at a gala, to the immediate aftermath of the former president’s assassination.
Camelot, the musical of the same name, plays over the trailer, a reminder of Jackie’s claim that JFK had loved the lines, “Don’t let it be forgot, that once there was a spot. For one brief shining moment that was known as Camelot.”
The film also co-stars Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, and John Hurt. Save yourself a seat as Jackie premieres in theatres this December.