|Natalie Portman stars in “Jackie.”|
Pablo Larraín’s highly-buzzed Jackie Kennedy Onassis biopic, “Jackie,” is slated to open the 19th annual Savannah Film Festival on Saturday, October 20, 2016.
“Jackie” recently had its world premiere at TIFF, where it was bought by Fox Searchlight. The arthouse distributor is set to provide the film with a robust awards campaign, with Natalie Portman’s lead performance sure to receive the most attention.
In addition to Portman, the film also features Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, Beth Grant and John Hurt. The screenplay was written by Noah Oppenheim. Pablo Larraín is also keeping busy with a second film, “Neruda,” also seeing a release and awards push this winter.