“People like to believe in fairy tales.” The first teaser trailer for Jackie, starring Oscar winner Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy, starts with Camelot’s first lady dressed in black and staring blankly out of a limousine window — and we all know why. This clip later shows her in the famous pink dress and hat, attending functions, greeting people and delivering a birthday cake for 3-year-old John Jr. Better times.
But then there’s a shot of the convertible speeding through downtown Dallas en route to Parkland Memorial, and the Great Tragedy is revisited. The rest of the trailer gives us a look behind the veil at how she coped with the assassination of her husband in 1963. Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup co-star in the film, with Max Casella playing then-future MPAA chief Jack Valenti.
Pablo Larrain directed the pic, which started generating buzz at Cannes. Noah Oppenheim wrote it. Fox Searchlight acquired Jackie at Toronto and has set an awards-baiting December 2 limited release it in an awards sweet spot. Have a look at the trailer above and poster below and tell us what you think.