‘Jackie’ Added As AFI Centerpiece Gala

Natalie Portman Jackie Kennedy

Fox Searchlight’s Jackie has joined this year’s slate of AFI Centerpiece Galas at the 2016 fest. Directed by Pablo Larrain, Jackie, starring Oscar winner Natalie Portman, will screen on Monday, November 14, at the TCL Chinese Theatre.

The film, which debuted at the Venice and Toronto film festivals, is an intimate portrait of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, portrayed by Portman, which takes us into the iconic First Lady’s world during the difficult days immediately following her husband’s assassination. Noah Oppenheim penned the screenplay. In addition to Portman, the film stars Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup and Oscar nominee John Hurt. Jackie is produced by Juan De Dios Larraín, Oscar nominee Darren Aronofsky, Mickey Liddell, Scott Franklin and Ari Handel.

Jackie joins previously announced Mike Mills-directed 20th Century Women; Elle directed by Paul Verhoeven; and Damien Chazelle-helmed La La Land starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.

The fest runs November 10-17.

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