Natalie Portman has officially entered Camelot – and the Oscar race.
Fox Searchlight released the first teaser trailer and poster art for the anticipated biopic “Jackie” on Wednesday, in which Natalie stars as former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.
According to a studio press release, “Jackie” chronicles the days following President John F. Kennedy’s 1963 assassination in a “searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history.”
Scenes featured in the clip include chilling images of Jackie attending her husband’s funeral alongside their young children, and wearing her iconic pink Chanel suit the day he was fatally shot while riding in his motorcade in Dallas.
Natalie adopted Jackie’s signature Mid-Atlantic accent for the role, as heard in voiceovers throughout the trailer which narrate the former First Lady’s visible shock and grief.
An early awards season frontrunner, Oscar buzz for the movie and Natalie’s performance kicked into high gear after its world premiere at the 2016 Venice Film Festival in September, where Noah Oppenheim’s script also took home best screenplay honors.
Directed by Pablo Larrain and co-starring Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup and John Hurt, “Jackie” is in select theaters starting December 2.
Watch the film’s full teaser trailer below:
— Erin Biglow