Years ago, Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky was developing a biopic of former first lady Jackie Kennedy with his then-wife Rachel Weisz set to star. The appropriately titled Jackie fell on the wayside when the two separated but it looks like Fox Searchlight is looking to revive the project.
Deadline reports that the studio has sent Natalie Portman (Black Swan) the Noah Oppenheim script and that she is keen on taking the role depending on who will helm the film. The story would take place in the immediate aftermath of the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy.
It certainly sounds like a challenging role and it will be interesting to see who Fox can attract to direct the picture. Meanwhile, Portman is will keep busy starring opposite Michael Fassbender in director Lynne Ramsay’s western Jane Got a Gun.
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