Since becoming a mom Natalie Portman has somewhat limited her on-screen roles, but she coming back with Jackie, in which she’ll play JFK’s First Lady, Jackie Kennedy. The first photo of Portman in the role has now been released, which you can see above.
The movie reunites Natalie with Black Swan’s Darren Aronosfky, but this time he’s only a producer, with Pablo Lorrain directing from a script by Noah Oppenheim. Rather than a full scale biopic, the movie will concetrate on Jackie in the days after JFK’s assassination, when rather than solely being able to deal with her own grief (and the fact her husband had been shot in the head right next to her), she was expected to lead the nation in mourning.
At the moment it’s not clear when we’ll see the finished movie, but many expect it to be screened at festivals towards the end of the year, with a full release in 2017. However if it’s good, don’t be surprised if it gets an Oscar qualifying run in the US at the end of 2016.