Rachel Weisz to Play Jackie Kennedy

April 14, 2010 By:
Rachel Weisz to Play Jackie Kennedy

Rachel Weisz is going to have to work on her American accent for her next role! She’s reportedly set to play the iconic role of Jackie Kennedy in an upcoming film.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the movie, entitled Jackie, will follow the immediate days following President Kennedy’s assassination. Weisz’s fiancee, director Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler), will direct and produce the film.

The movie will go through “the four days between JFK’s assassination and his burial, showing the beloved Jackie at both her most vulnerable and her most graceful.”

It was first intended to be a made-for-TV movie for HBO, but it’s going to theaters instead. Interesting choice of actresses to play Jackie! You would think they’d pick an American actress to portray a historical figure like this. But Rachel is a great actress, and we’re sure she’ll pull it off!