Natalie Portman loves and loses JFK in ‘Jackie’ trailer

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 (UPI) — Jackie released a first teaser trailer starring Natalie Portman on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old actress portrays late first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, who loves and loses president John F. Kennedy (Caspar Philipson) in the preview.

Jackie will cover the first lady’s time in the White House and her life following Kennedy’s 1963 assassination. The movie is directed by Pablo Larrain Matte and produced by Darren Aronofsky.

Greta Gerwig will co-star as Nancy Tuckerman, with Peter Sarsgaard as Robert F. Kennedy, Max Casella as Jack Valenti and Beth Grant as Lady Bird Johnson. John Carroll Lynch, John Hurt and Billy Crudup also have roles.

“She’s so well-known in terms of what she looks like and what she sounds like and how she moves, so to get that is definitely daunting,” Portman recently told Entertainment Weekly.

“[We see] the toughness of who she was, dealing with what she had to go through while keeping herself together for the sake of the country and her family, and also the vulnerability and the intelligence of how she really crafted [J.F.K.’s] legacy,” she added.

Jackie premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September and will open in theaters Dec. 2.

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