‘Jackie’ Trailer: Natalie Portman Looks Oscar Worthy

Pablo Larraín's Political Biopic

Fox Searchlight has released the new trailer for Jackie, starring Natalie Portman as the titular former First Lady of the United States.

Directed by prolific director Pablo Larraín (Neruda) and written by Noah Oppenheim, the film recounts the days after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1966.

Framed around Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy’s interview with LIFE magazine reporter Theodore H. White, we also see Jackie struggling to solidify her husband’s legacy in a presidency cut short. Expect Portman to be at the very front of the Oscar race for Best Actress.

Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt, John Carroll Lynch, Richard E. Grant and Max Casella co-star. Mica Levi (of Micachu and the Shapes) has composed the original music for Larraín’s first English-language film. Jackie opens in select theaters on December 2nd.

See the second official trailer below.

Pablo Larraín's first English-language film

Following the assassination of her husband, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (Portman) fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband’s historic legacy.