Less than a week ago, the definition of “Sure? I guess?” was re-written when we found out that Natalie Portman would be playing a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the upcoming biopic On The Basis Of Sex, and now it’s about to be re-written once again. Variety says that Natalie Portman will star as Jackie Kennedy in an upcoming biopic called Jackie. Somewhere in a pile of old pillbox hats stolen from the set of The Kennedys, Katie Holmes is thinking to herself “I’m sorry, was I not available?”
According to Variety, Jackie will be about Jackie Kennedy’s first four days after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, or as the production company making it describes it, “the days when Jackie Kennedy becomes an icon but has lost everything.” Natalie’s boo Darren Aronofsky is producing it, and they’ll start filming towards the end of this year.
For someone who uses their Oscar as a doorstop, Natalie sure is going hard for those potential Best Actress nomination roles. First young RBG, now Jackie Kennedy? And not just Jackie, but Jackie right after her husband was killed? She’s not playing around. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before Variety announces that on top of RBG and Jackie, Natalie will also be starring in upcoming biopics based on the lives of Susan B. Anthony, Billie Jean King, Sally Ride, Sally Field, and the Sun-Maid raisin lady. Damn Natalie, save a nomination or two for Jennifer Lawrence!