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Natalie Portman is Riveting in new Jackie Teaser

Natalie Portman’s performance in Jackie has drawn raves at both the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. Now you can see what all the buzz is about in the new trailer.

The film focuses on the days after the assassination of her husband, John F. Kennedy, built around Theodore H. White’s Life magazine interview with her at Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. The trailer packs a ton of punch (the score alone is haunting), including a moment sure to make audiences' jaws drop; Jackie washing JFK's blood off in the shower. Portman's voiceover hints at the way she's managed to appropriate Jackie's breathy speaking manner without mimicking it. The film and her performance will likely be in the thick of the Oscars hunt.

Directed by Pablo Larrain (No, The Club), the film also stars Billy Crudup, Greta Gerwig, Max Casella, Peter Sarsgaard and John Hurt. The script, by Noah Oppenheim, won best screenplay honors at this year’s Venice Film Festival. Portman’s Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky produced, along with Juan de Dios Larraín, Mickey Liddell, Scott Franklin and Ari Handel.

Fox Searchlight will release Jackie in limited theaters on Dec. 2.

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