Natalie Portman is not the first actress to portray Jackie Kennedy Onassis, but the “Thor” star will make you look twice in the first official photo of “Jackie”, an upcoming biopic about the former First Lady.
Directed by Pablo Larrain, the biopic is financed and produced by LD Entertainment and Bliss Media. Filming on the movie is currently underway in Paris.
Director Darren Aronofsky was originally attached to helm the project and his former actress girlfriend Rachel Weisz was supposed to star in it. However, both dropped out of the film after they split up. Aronofsky remained as a producer.
Portman, who starred in Aronofsky’s “Black Swan”, stepped up to replace Weisz in the role of Jackie. The biopic will follow the life of the late First Lady after the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy, in 1963.
In the first official photo, we see the Academy Award-winning actress dressed in red attire wearing her hair in Jackie Kennedy’s signature style. Kennedy had a similar look in an iconic photo that was taken at the White House in late 1961.
See the comparison below:
“Jackie” is Larraín’s first English-language motion picture. It is scheduled to be released some time in 2017-