The first photo of Natalie Portman as First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in Jackie has arrived via Deadline. The biopic of the most popular and beloved First Lady in history is being directed by Pablo Larrain (The Club) from a script by Noah Oppenheim (The Maze Runner), with filming currently taking place in Paris.
The cast of the biopic also includes Peter Sarsaard as Robert Kennedy, Max Casella as Jack Valenti, Beth Grant as Ladybird Johnson, Greta Gerwig, and John Hurt. Darren Aronofsky was originally attached to direct and remains involved as a producer. The story will apparently follow the events that took place in the days immediately following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963.
Jackie is eyeing a 2017 theatrical release.
Portman recently completed work on Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups and Jane Got a Gun from director Gavin O’Connor.