Expectations for Jackie are rising fast – is this a good thing or a bad thing?
The Playlist has Jackie as one of the top films expected to contend for the Oscar in 2017.
We looked at the script by Noah Oppenheim way back in the day, and it was a very strong piece of work even then, and Larrain’s cast it with ringers like Portman, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, Peter Sarsgaard and John Hurt. The movie wraps shortly, and should be ready for the fall festivals: it doesn’t have a distributor yet, but assuming this lives up to expectations, it’ll be a contender.
They also feature Natalie’s Jackie as one of the early contenders for Best Actress.
It has every possibility of being another tour-de-force for Portman, and if director Pablo Larrain can pull it off, could not just see Portman nominated, but maybe even winning her second.