Jerusalem-born Natalie Portman, who recently brought Amos Oz's autobiography "A Tale of Love and Darkness" to the screen, will star as Jacqueline Kennedy in "Jackie," a movie about Kennedy's life in the days following the 1963 assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy, Variety reported Thursday.
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The movie will be produced by Darren Aronofsky, who directed Portman in "Black Swan," for which she won the Oscar for best actress.
Portman, 33, who maintains a close connection with Israel and was highly critical recently of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's reelection ("I am very, very upset and disappointed that he was re-elected. I find his racist comments horrific") directed, wrote and stars as Oz's mother Fania in the film made from his autobiography.