Report: Rachel Weisz Gets Jackie Kennedy Role
EW.com is reporting that “The Constant Gardener” star Rachel Weisz has been tapped to play former First Lady Jackie Kennedy in a film that would be directed and produced by the Academy Award winner’s fiancé, Darren Aronofsky, who helmed 2008’s critically acclaimed “The Wrestler.”
“Jackie,” will focus on how the beautiful first lady coped with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The whole film will revolve around the four days between President Kennedy’s death and burial. It is expected to be a challenging role for Weisz, as the film is supposed to showcase the grace showed by Jackie Kennedy while mourning the loss of her beloved husband.
The script was reportedly written by Noah Oppenheim, who is an executive at the company that produces “The Office” and “The Biggest Loser.” If confirmed, the project will be the second collaboration between real-life partners Weisz and Aronofsky, who also directed his fiancée in the 2006 flop “The Fountain.”