First look at Natalie Portman in 'Jackie' biopic

We think Natalie's perfect for the role and so does director Pablo Larraín

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 6 Oct 2016

Video: Fox Searchlight

Rumours have been circulating the web about how Academy Award winner Natalie Portman is about to land herself another Oscar nomination thanks to her role in the upcoming biopic, Jackie. The film isn't out yet, but the teaser alone makes a strong case for the actress in her role as fomer president of the United States John F. Kennedy's grieving widow, Jacqueline Kennedy.

Directed by Pablo Larraín, the film focuses on the four days after Kennedy was assassinated, during which Jackie tries to cope with her grief. From the little that we can see in the cruelly short clip above, we know one thing: Natalie is perfect for the role. And we're not alone in our opinion.

"I didn't see anybody else playing her," Pablo said at the Toronto International Film Festival. "It was a combination of elegance, sophistication, intelligence, and fragility. Beauty and sadness can be something very powerful in our culture."

Jackie opens in cinemas overseas on 2 December. No release date for Malaysia has been announced yet.

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