Natalie Portman's 'Jackie' Bio-Pic Acquired by Fox Searchlight, Set for Award-Season Release
TIFF has debuted a host of exciting new films, and one particularly popular one has been the Jackie Kennedy biopic Jackie, starring Natalie Portman. Fox Searchlight has now acquired the film for domestic distribution, to release December 9.
The film has been years in the making, with Darren Aronofsky initially in the lead to direct. He stayed on as producer, and the film was ultimately directed by Neruda director Pablo Larrain.
The story follows the hours and days following John F. Kennedy's assassination, and focuses on the impact it had on the First Lady. It's described as a meditation on grief and less traditional in narrative terms.