Natalie Portman Sought For Jackie O Biopic
Watch Resident Evil Retribution online. Jackie, a biopic about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, has been bouncing around Hollywood for a couple years now. And it's easy to see why. She was not only a fashion icon, but also an ever-chic First Lady who had to endure the heartbreak of John F. Watch Resident Evil Retribution Online. Kennedy's assassination on a deeper level than anyone else. Hers is a story that seems destined for an incredible film translation, not to mention a plum role for a poised leading lady. Deadline reveals Fox Searchlight is currently courting their Oscar-winning Black Swan star Natalie Portman to front the film, which will focus on the events following the gruesome death of Jackie's husband, and how the mourning First Lady handled the aftermath. Watch Looper Online. Portman is reportedly intrigued by the script penned by Noah Oppenheim, but is reluctant to sign on until a director is selected. Curiously, an early incarnation of this package had her Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky attached with his then-wife Rachel Weisz meant to star. Neither is currently associated with the project, but perhaps with Portman's interest piqued, Aronofsky would be keen to reteam once his ambitious epic Noah wraps. Watch House At The End Of The Street Online. However, if the Aronofsky ship has sailed, it's likely Fox will be able to land another director who could lure Portman to commit. Apparently Steven Spielberg considered helming the project back in 2010, so there must be something special about this Jackie. Should she sign on, Portman would join a long but illustrious list of actresses who have stepped into Jackie O's shoes and classic pillbox hat. Watch Solomon Kane Online. Most recently, Katie Holmes played the part in the mini-series The Kennedys, and Minka Kelly will appear as Lady O in Lee Daniels' upcoming White House-set saga The Butler. No offense intended to either of these ladies, but I'm much more interested to see Portman in this part and I doubt very much I'm alone. The 50th New York Film Festival kicks off today in a major way, opening with Ang Lee's awe-striking 3D spectacle Life of Pi. Watch The Other Dream Team Online. Held by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, NYFF has a long tradition of exhibiting extraordinary cinema that boasts big stars, heralded auteurs, and fascinating films from all around the world. Whatever your tastes, NYFF has something that is sure to appeal. This year's lineup includes a masterworks section wherein the beloved Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and the epic Lawrence of Arabia will screen alongside the rarely shown Heaven's Gate and the never before seen director's cut of Frank Oz's Little Shop of Horrors. Watch The Waiting Room Online. There's also special events like a midnight movies selection and a 25th anniversary screening of The Princess Bride with a Q&A featuring director Rob Reiner with members of the cast including Billy Crystal, Cary Elwes, Carol Kane, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn and Robin Wright! But the main draw is the main slate, which boasts Cannes-selected titles like Leos Carax's drama Holy Motors and Lee Daniel's thriller The Paperboy, TIFF picks like Noah Baumbach's comedy Frances Ha and the Bull Murray-fronted docudramedy Hyde Park on Hudson, and—perhaps most enticingly—the world premieres of Life of Pi ( check out Katey's reaction here) and Robert Zemeckis's Flight, which stars Denzel Washington.
Get a glimpse of these titles and many more below in the festival's invigorating trailer that features snippets from all 33 films on the festival's main slate: The New York Film Festival runs from September 28th through October 14th. For tickets and screening schedules, consult the Film Society of Lincoln Center's site, and check back here for Katey and I's ongoing coverage of the best the fest has to offer. Webb can take the bulk of this next film to introduce Norman Osborn and his Goblin persona. He can conclude The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with Gwen’s death atop the George Washington Bridge. And our devastated hero can seek solace – and a reason to fight again – in the third and final chapter of this new trilogy.
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