First look sees Natalie Portman shine as Jackie Kennedy in upcoming biopic

After premiering at this year’s Venice Film Festival, the first look at Jackie, starring Academy Award winner Natalie Portman as the widowed first lady is mesmerizing.

Directed by Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín (Nasty Baby), the biopic follows both the public and private struggles Kennedy faces in the immediate aftermath of John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

The film also stars Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, John Hurt and Billy Crudup.

View the first look clip here –

Jackie will be released in cinemas early 2017.