'Jackie' Trailer: Natalie Portman Faces Critics for Planning John F. Kennedy's Ornate Funeral

The Hollywood Reporter

Natalie Portman speaks up as a grieving Jackie Kennedy in the new trailer for Jackie, in which she recounts the moment her husband, President John F. Kennedy, was killed  - complete with the audible gunshot.

"I believe that the characters we read about on the page end up being more real than the men who stand beside us," she says in the trailer, as it also peeks into film's exploration between private life and public performance.

Directed by Pablo Larrain, Jackie takes place in the days after the assassination of JFK, focusing on Theodore H. White's Life magazine interview with the widow at Hyannis Port, Mass. The film also stars Billy Crudup, Greta Gerwig, Max Casella, Peter Sarsgaard and John Hurt.

Noah Oppenheim wrote the original script, which won best screenplay honors at this year's Venice Film Festival. Darren Aronofsky produced the pic along with Juan de Dios Larraín, Mickey Liddell, Scott Franklin and Ari Handel. Pete Shilaimon, Jennifer Monroe, Jayne Hong, Wei Han, Lin Qi and Josh Stern executive produced.

Fox Searchlight will release Jackie in limited theaters on Dec. 2.

Read more: 'Jackie': Venice Review