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Rachel Weisz To Play Jackie Kennedy?
For her other half, Darren Aronofsky

14 April 2010  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Entertainment Weekly

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In a rather promising piece of casting, Rachel Weisz is set to play Jackie Kennedy in, er, Jackie, with her fiance Darren Aronofsky attached to direct the film. It's their first collaboration since the wonderful/dreadful* The Fountain, and seems to us like a rather good fit for Weisz as roles go.

The script was written by Noah Oppenheim and covers Jackie's life in the days immediately following the assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas in 1963. It's said to show the iconic First Lady at "both her most vulnerable and her most graceful" (according to EW) as she bears up under the pressure of horrific circumstances and unprecedented public attention (even for her).

There were rumours that this would be a HBO TV movie produced by Spielberg, but that now seems to be entirely wrong. So can the British Weisz play America's sweetheart? Well, yes, almost certainly. It may in fact be an odder match for Aronofsky, and it will be interesting to see how he does with the female-led Black Swan between now and then. In any case, let's hope that this second Weisz-Aronofsky professional pairing lives up to / erases the memories of The Fountain.*

*Delete as appropriate, if you were as split on this as the Empire office.


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I know Helen loved the fountain I read her review. It really is a wonderful movie And aronofsky can shoot anything he wants and I'll slave away for a week just to get a glimpse :):):):):):):):):):):):) More

Posted by monkeyhumour at 06:33 on 15 April 2010 | Report This Post

The Fountain is my favourite film and in turn Aronofsky is one of my favourite directors, yet oddly I've never really rated Weisz that highly. More

Posted by coopster at 16:45 on 14 April 2010 | Report This Post

This woman is very characteristic. She looks like Mona Lisa with a smile http://bodyg.wordpress.com More

Posted by a02112020317 at 14:21 on 14 April 2010 | Report This Post

The Fountain is freakin' ace. Don't let anyone convince you otherwise. More

Posted by rozicollier at 13:54 on 14 April 2010 | Report This Post

The Fountain is freakin' ace. Don't let anyone convince you otherwise. More

Posted by rozicollier at 13:49 on 14 April 2010 | Report This Post

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I'm fine with Rachel being cast in anything. I'm pretty sure I could watch her watching paint dry to be honest. And she's perfect for the role being described in the character description. Haven't seen The Fountain yet which is surprising due to what I said in the above paragraph and the fact that I like Huge Ackman. And I was looking forward to seeing it. Rental list addition time! More

Posted by TheRealMacgyver at 13:24 on 14 April 2010 | Report This Post

I love the fountain
which side were you on Helen? More

Posted by Ambition at 12:00 on 14 April 2010 | Report This Post


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