Entertainment Weekly reports that Rachel Weisz is attached to star in Jackie, about the immediate days following President Kennedy’s assassination.
Weisz’s fiance, director Darren Aronofsky will direct and produce, along with his producing partner Scott Franklin and their Protozoa Pictures film company.
The project had been rumored to be a TV film, but it is going to theaters instead. Noah Oppenheim wrote the script.
The magazine says that Jackie “catalogs the four days between Kennedy’s assassination and his burial, showing the beloved Kennedy at both her most vulnerable and her most graceful.”