After her Oscar-winning role in 2010's "Black Swan," Fox Searchlight—the studio responsible for the dark, dancer tale—wants Natalie Portman back in its fold.
According to Deadline, Portman is in talks to play the lead in "Jackie," the Noah Oppenheim-scripted drama about Jackie Kennedy following the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy.
"Black Swan" director Darren Aronofsky was originally attached to the project with his former actress girlfriend Rachel Weisz, but when the pair split up, both dropped out of the film.
"It’s a very beautiful script," Weisz told MTV in 2010 of the film. "I think it’s the four or five days after the assassination and how [Jackie] deals with the assassination and the funeral. It’s not a biopic. Its about that short period of time."
Fox Searchlight hopes Aronofsky may return to the project, and bring Portman with him.
Steven Spielberg was reportedly intrigued by the script in 2010, but Portman and Aronofsky are already a proven winning duo.
If she signs on for the role, Portman would be joining a long list of actresses—from a teenage Sarah Michelle Gellar to Katie Holmes—to play the former First Lady.
1981: Jaclyn Smith in "Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy"
Original "Charlie's Angels" star Jaclyn Smith starred in this 1981 TV movie.
The film focused on Jackie's years as a photojournalist and leading up to her marriage to John F. Kennedy and their moving into the White House.
The film is now a collector's item being sold on Amazon for $30.99.
1983: Blair Brown in "Kennedy"
Blair Brown played Jackie in this 1983 mini-series co-starring Martin Sheen as John F. Kennedy.
The series covered the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy.
1991: Sarah Michelle Gellar in "A Woman Named Jackie"
A 14-year-old Sarah Michelle Gellar played the teenage Jackie in this 1991 TV mini-series that went on to win an Emmy award.
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