New Trailer For Kennedy Biopic ‘Jackie’ Is Intense [VIDEO]

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Fox Searchlight just released another trailer for the new Jacqueline Kennedy movie, titled “Jackie.”

The film, written by Noah Oppenheim and scheduled to be released Dec. 2, follows Kennedy while she served as first lady through the aftermath of her husband’s assassination.

The movie stars Caspar Phillipson as John F. Kennedy and Natalie Portman as his wife. Robert Kennedy will be played by Alexander Sarsgaard, LBJ by John Carroll Lynch, and Ladybird Johnson by Beth Grant. It was released at the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 7, and since then there have been talks of another Oscar in Portman’s future.

It was also screened Sept. 11 at the Toronto Film Festival. The film has won three awards already at both film festivals, and Portman’s performance has received unanimous positive reviews thus far.

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David Rooney of the Hollywood Reporter describes the film as “a fragmented mosaic that comes together into a portrait of sometimes almost unbearable emotional intensity, it’s also a sharply observed account of how the wheels of the political machine keep turning, even in times of devastating trauma.”

“Eschewing standard biopic form at every turn, this brilliantly constructed, diamond-hard character study observes the exhausted, conflicted Jackie as she attempts to disentangle her own perspective, her own legacy, and, perhaps hardest of all, her own grief from a tragedy shared by millions,” writes Guy Lodge of Variety.

Filming took place in Paris, and on Feb. 28, 2016, in downtown Washington D.C., where the funeral procession was filmed.