Rachel Weisz To Play Jackie Kennedy

Rachel WeiszSource: Entertainment Weekly

When one thinks of real life couples in movies, names like Tracy & Hepburn and Cruise & Kidman come to mind, as well as a plethora of other pairs. Making headlines today is a lesser known – but no less talented – couple: actress Rachel Weisz & director Darren Aronofsy, who will re-team for the first time since 2006’s The Fountain for a biopic of Jackie Kennedy.

The film will chronicle the four days between Kennedy’s assassination and his burial, showing the beloved Kennedy at both her most vulnerable and her most graceful, reports Entertainment Weekly. Weisz’s fiance, director Aronofsky will direct and produce, along with his producing partner Scott Franklin and their Protozoa Pictures film company.

The project was once rumored to have Steven Spielberg attached as producer when it was being developed as a telefilm for HBO, but it is now known that he is not involved in any way. The script was written Noah Oppenheim.