Natalie Portman Scores Jackie Kennedy Gig

Posted Monday October 1, 2012 11:10 AM GMT

She’s renowned the world over for her acting range, and Natalie Portman's latest job finds her playing the late Former First Lady Jackie Kennedy in “Jackie.”

The “Garden State” gal will take on the role, set in November 1963 around the assassination of President John F Kennedy.

Rachel Weisz, who was previously linked to the project, told press that she had nothing but the highest praises for the film.

“It’s a very beautiful script. I think it’s the four or five days after the assassination and how Jackie deals with the assassination and the funeral. It’s not a biopic. It’s about that short period of time,” she gushed.

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