The certified-legendary Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is finally getting the biopic she deserves… kinda.
The Pablo Larraín-directed Jackie follows the former First Lady (played by Natalie Portman) through the brief but turbulent days spanning the assassination of her husband John F. Kennedy through to his funeral. Too short to be deemed a biopic but a depiction of true events none-the-less.
The first teaser trailer for Jackie dropped today, and the Camelot references are hard to miss. It opens with the original cast recording of the Broadway musical Camelot – the legend of which became irrevocably linked with JFK’s presidency – and Portman’s few lines of dialogue are a direct quotes from the musical and IRL interviews.
“People like to believe in fairytales. Don’t let it be forgot that for one brief, shining moment, there was a Camelot.”
This one whiffs of Oscar-noms, folks.
Jackie opens in theatres December 2, 2016.