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Natalie Portman to be the First Lady in upcoming biopic on Jackie Kennedy

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It looks like Natalie Portman will continue to rack up more projects to put on the upcoming list.

The Academy Award winner is set to play Jackie Kennedy in an upcoming biopic from No director Pablo Larrain, according to Variety. The film will chronicle the first four days in Jackie Kennedy’s life after the assassination of her husband, President John. F. Kennedy, when she lost the love of her life but won the love of a nation.

Portman’s Black Swan director, Darren Aronofsky, will produce the picture with production set to begin at the end of the year.

This isn’t the first project that Portman has committed to lately. She is already hard at work with Jane Got a Gun, which comes out later this year, The Tale of Love and Darkness, Weightless (the latest Terrence Malick film), and Planetarium.

Jackie joins a list of films that have been snatched up at Cannes, including Jeff Nichols’ 1960s-set mixed race couple drama Loving, Sean Penn’s Flag Day, starring Dylan Penn, and Sicario screenwriter Taylor Sheridan’s mystery thriller Wind River, with Chris Pine and Elizabeth Olsen.


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