After her Oscar-winning role in 2010’s “Black Swan,” Fox Searchlight—the studio responsible for the dark, dancer tale—wants Natalie Portman back in its fold.According to Deadline, Portman is in talks to play the lead in “Jackie,” the Noah Oppenheim-scripted drama about Jackie Kennedy following the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy.
“Black Swan” director Darren Aronofsky was originally attached to the project with his former actress girlfriend Rachel Weisz, but when the pair split up, both dropped out of the film.
“It’s a very beautiful script,” Weisz told MTV in 2010 of the film. “I think it’s the four or five days after the assassination and how [Jackie] deals with the assassination and the funeral. It’s not a biopic. Its about that short period of time.”
Fox Searchlight hopes Aronofsky may return to the project, and bring Portman with him.
Steven Spielberg was reportedly intrigued by the script in 2010, but Portman and Aronofsky are already a proven winning duo.
If she signs on for the role, Portman would be joining a long list of actresses—from a teenage Sarah Michelle Gellar to Katie Holmes—to play the former First Lady.
Original 'Charlie's Angels' star Jaclyn Smith starred in this 1981 TV movie.
The film focused on Jackie's years as a photojournalist and leading up to her marriage to John F. Kennedy and their moving into the White House.
The film is now a collector's item being sold on Amazon for $30.99.
Blair Brown played Jackie in this 1983 mini-series co-starring Martin Sheen as John F. Kennedy.
The series covered the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy.
A 14-year-old Sarah Michelle Gellar played the teenage Jackie in this 1991 TV mini-series that went on to win an Emmy award.
'Touched by an Angel' star Roma Downey played the older Jackie in the TV mini series.
Sarah Michelle Gellar played the teenage Jackie.
The project went on to win an Emmy for 'Outstanding Mini-Series.'
Jill Hennessy, Lauren Holly and Leslie Stefanson star in this 2001 TV movie that was later nominated for a primetime Emmy.
According to IMDB, 'They were more than Washington wives. They were part of an American dream known as Camelot. With strength and cunning they upheld their public image by concealing their private truths. Jackie, Ethel and Joan had little choice. They were Kennedy women. What really unfolded behind the monolith of Kennedy power is revealed for the first time: the true story of the Kennedy reign told through the eyes of the three women who lived it.'
Jacqueline Bisset played Jackie in the TV movie co-starring Portia de Rossi and Kristoffer Polaha.
Based on the bestselling book 'The Day John Died,' the movie 'America's Prince' went inside the life of John F. Kennedy Jr., 'a man destined to live in his father's shadow.'
Jeanne Tripplehorn played Jackie in the Golden Globe-winning HBO movie 'Grey Gardens' starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange as Edith Bouvier Beale and Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beal--Jacqueline Kennedy's cousin and aunt.
The TV movie was based on a real-life 1973 documentary about Jackie's family.
'The Kennedys,' starring Greg Kinnear as JFK and Katie Holmes as Jackie, was originally set to air on the History Channel, but after the eight-part miniseries was dropped, the multimillion-dollar project was later picked up by ReelzChannel and premiered to record ratings.
Minka Kelly stars as Jackie Kennedy, alongside James Marsden as JFK, in the upcoming Lee Daniels-directed 'The Butler.'
The star-studded cast includes the likes of Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, John Cusack, Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Lenny Kravitz.
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