Less than a month after Fox Searchlight secured domestic distribution rights following the movie’s Toronto Film Festival debut, the studio releases the first teaser. Based on the footage, the 35-year-old Black Swan actress absolutely mesmerizes as former First Lady, Jackie Kennedy. Is Portman’s second Oscar statue in her near future? She’s definitely courting Oscar glory with this meaty role.
Jackie is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. Jackie places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband’s legacy and the world of “Camelot” that they created and loved so well.
The film also stars Greta Gerwig as Nancy Tuckerman, Peter Sarsgaard as Bobby Kennedy, Max Casella as Jack Valenti, John Carroll Lynch as Lyndon B. Johnson, Billy Crudup as a journalist, and John Hurt as a priest. Jackie hits theaters on December 2. Check out the teaser trailer below.