Jackie Tidbits

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News from Venice and TIFF, where Planetarium and Jackie are playing, will make the next couple weeks very interesting indeed. Hopefully at least one of the films connects in a big way and based on the early buzz, Jackie is looking quite formidable.

The Hollywood Report has a piece about two scenes from Jackie being shown with Neruda at the Telluride Film Festival. Neruda is Jackie director, Pablo Larrain’s, OTHER new film.

Larrain said he had received an unexpected call from Darren Aronofsky just before Neruda got underway, asking him to make the Jackie O movie. His biggest alteration to the script, he said, was to take out one-third of the scenes, those that did not directly feature Jackie. He then told Aronofsky that he would only make the picture if the latter’s Black Swan star, Natalie Portman, played the lead, and Aronofsky set up a meeting between them in Paris. “She’s an extraordinary, extraordinary actress,” Larrain noted.

And after the jump a couple encouraging tweets from those who saw the preview in Telluride.

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Gallery Updates

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  We've updated the gallery with UHQ and tag-free replacements of the candid photos of Natalie and Benjamin Millepied spiffed up and catching a water taxi to a dinner event…

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