Rachel Weisz To Play Jackie Onassis
Rachel Weisz has been cast to play the iconic Jackie Onassis in the new movie JACKIE which chronicles the days following President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
Entertainment Weekly also reveals that the script of Jackie, written by Noah Oppenheim, head of development at television production company Reveille, will chronicle the emotional events that surrounded Jackie Onassis during the four days between JFK’s assassination and his burial
Along David Oyelowo who will portray MLK in an upcoming Lee Daniels’ movie (Daniels previously directed the acclaimed movie Precious, Weisz is the second british actor to take on an iconic american figure.
Weisz’s fiancee, director Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler), will direct and produce the movie. At this stage, no major studio has been attached to the movie but it is being shopped around.