Natalie Portman stars as Jacqueline Kennedy in the dramatic forthcoming biopic 'Jackie', which follows the former First Lady in her time at the White House and the events that occurred in her life after the assassination of her beloved husband President John F. Kennedy.

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman stars as Jackie Kennedy

Directed by the award-winning Pablo Larraín ('No', 'The Club') with a screenplay written by Noah Oppenheim ('Allegiant', 'The Maze Runner'), the film explores the life of Jackie Kennedy; a woman who was internationally adored for her grace, style and above all for her humanity. 

Her time as First Lady of the United States would be cut short, however, when President John F. Kennedy was shot dead before her very eyes in an open-top car in Dallas, Texas in 1963. He was just 46 at the time, Jackie was 34, and had been in office for just two years.

Watch the trailer for 'Jackie' here:


Alongside Portman, 'Jackie' stars Peter Sarsgaard as John's brother Robert F. Kennedy, Billy Crudup as the journalist Theodore H. White, Richard E. Grant as the painter William Walton and John Hurt as a priest.

The film has won a number of awards already; the Best Screenplay Award and Golden Osella at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, and the Platform Prize at Toronto International Film Festival.

Oscar winning Natalie Portman has a number of other projects coming up; she'll star in this year's supernatural drama 'Planetarium' with Lily-Rose Depp and she has completed filming on the comedy 'The Heyday of the Insensitive B*****ds', Xavier Dolan's 'The Death and Life of John F. Donovan', sci-fi thriller 'Annihilation' with Gina Rodriguez and Oscar Isaac, and Terrence Malick's musical drama 'Weightless' with Haley Bennett and Michael Fassbender. Portman has also been announced to appear in a new mini-series about a chimpanzee called 'We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves'. 

'Jackie' is set to be released in US theaters on December 2nd 2016.