Darren Aronofsky and his Oscar winning fiancee Rachel Weisz are teaming up for a big screen project called Jackie. It centers on the former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and the days immediately following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. A while ago it was rumored that Steven Spielberg was producing the script as a telefilm for HBO but he’s actually not involved in anyway.
The script for Jackie was written by Noah Oppenheim and has been a hot commodity over at the CAA office ever since it was picked up a month ago. The agency is currently shopping it around to various studios trying to find it a home. On the flip side, Aronofsky is already on board to direct and produce the film and with Weisz in the lead they shouldn’t have a problem catching any studio’s eye.
The story of Jackie “catalogs the four days between JFK’s assassination and his burial, showing the beloved Jackie at both her most vulnerable and her most graceful.” This sounds like Oscar worthy material for everyone involved. Perhaps this could be another critical masterpiece that can finally get Aronofsky a well deserved award. Seriously, we’re still fuming over the blatant disregard for 2000′s Requiem for a Dream. What was up with that Academy?
The premise of Jackie does sound intriguing and it will be interesting to see Weisz dressed from head to toe as Mrs. Kennedy in her signature 1960′s wardrobe. She’s a strong actress so she can definitely pull it off and with Aronofsky’s direction this is a match made in cinematic heaven.
Do you think Rachel Weisz can pull off playing the former Mrs. Kennedy? Who else could you see in the role?