With biopics, there’s the pressure to match costumes to what a historical figure originally wore — and that pressure is especially high when the historical figure at hand is style icon Jacqueline Kennedy.
Is there a woman in popular culture more known and less knowable than Jacqueline Kennedy? She’s the ultimate cipher icon — the almost realized dream of American royalty, a beautiful enigma frozen in pink bouclé. It’s hard to say whether Chilean director Pablo Larraín’s dazzlingly baroque portrait actually illuminates the mystery or merely cements the myth; his take is both wildly stylized and feverishly intimate, a surreal collision of private and public selves played out simultaneously in the exclusive back rooms of power and on the world’s biggest stage.
A new trailer for Natalie Portman’s Jacqueline Kennedy biopic Jackie has arrived online, offering an extended look at the actress’ heavily-praised, emotionally-charged performance as the former first lady.
Though it revolves around real-life figures rooted in American history, Jackie — Chilean director Pablo Larraín’s stunning take on the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis — serves as a fitting reflection of today’s political landscape, according to its maker.
Chilean director Pablo Larraín has made a considerable splash on the festival circuit with his first English-language film, Jackie, and now audiences can finally catch an extended look at the upcoming drama, as the first trailer for the Natalie Portman-starring biopic debuted online Wednesday.
Following a successful tour of film festivals around the world, including high-profile stops in Venice and Toronto, Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín’s Jacqueline Kennedy biopic, Jackie, will have its U.S. premiere as part of the 54th New York Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center announced Tuesday morning.
Fox Searchlight has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the Natalie Portman-starring Jacqueline Kennedy biopic Jackie, in what marks the first major deal to come out of the Toronto International Film Festival.
The film, directed by Pablo Larrain (Neruda), will be given an awards season-friendly release date of Dec. 9.
Recreating one of history’s darkest days was not an easy feat for Natalie Portman.
Natalie Portman’s filmography is packed with 20 years worth of dynamic characters, but very few of them are based on real-life figures. But now she’s taking on the role of Jacqueline Kennedy for Jackie, which has its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday night — and the actress tells EW that channeling the American icon wasn’t a task she took lightly.
The first stills from Pablo Larraín’s Jackie teased Natalie Portman’s physical transformation into the former First Lady for the better part of the last year, and now audiences can finally see the Oscar-winning actress in action as Jacqueline Kennedy in the first clip from the upcoming biopic.
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