On paper, Jackie always seemed like little more than Oscar bait. With the arrival of an excellent teaser trailer and now a stunning full-length trailer, Pablo Larraín’s film rests easily among this writer’s most anticipated 2016 films yet to see release. Stéphane Fontaine’s stunning and moody period cinematography alone is enough to turn heads, but the trailer also showcases some excellent writing in addition to what promises to be a very compelling turn from Natalie Portman. Word of mouth is already very positive for the film, and it’s likely to having a strong showing when Awards season officially begins in the coming weeks.
Jackie follows the widow of JFK in the moments after his assassination and leading up to his funeral. The film also stars Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, John Carroll Lynch, John Hurt, Richard E. Grant, and Billy Crudup. It will begin its limited release run December 2.