Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Peter Sarsgaard set to play Robert Kennedy in Jackie

We learned earlier this year that Natalie Portman (Black Swan) would be playing Jackie Kennedy in Jackie. Now we also know that Peter Sarsgaard (Jarhead) is joining the film as Robert Kennedy.

Jackie will chronicle the four days in Kennedy's life after the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy in Dallas in 1963. Dealing with losing the love of her life while a nation rallies around her in a time of tragedy.

Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) had been developing the project to star then-partner Rachel Weisz (The Fountain) back in 2010, but it fell into limbo when the pair split. Portman was mooted as the new Jackie back in 2012, but it has taken a few years to come together. Aronofsky remains on board as producer, with Pablo Larraín (No) now calling the shots. While the cast is still not quite together and a domestic distributor remains to be found, Larraín should be starting to shoot the film in the next couple of months.

Sarsgaard will next be seen opposite Johnny Depp (Alice In Wonderland) and Joel Edgerton (Warrior) in Black Mass, which is out here on 27 November. He will follow that with chess drama Pawn Sacrifice on 4 December and is the main villain for Antoine Fuqua's (The Equalizer) The Magnificent Seven, landing 23 September next year.

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