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Rachel Weisz to Play Jackie Kennedy

Rachel Weisz to Play Jackie Kennedy

Rachel Weisz is set to take on the iconic role of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in a new film!

The 40-year-old British actress would play the title role in Jackie, a project about the days following President John F. Kennedy‘s assassination.

Rachel‘s fiance, Darren Aronofsky, will direct and produce, according to EW.

Rachel and Darren last worked together in 2006′s The Fountain.

DO YOU THINK Rachel is a good choice for the role of Jackie O – YAY or NAY?

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# 2

She certainly looks like her and has the talent to pull it off despite the nepotism working in this situation ;) Their collaboration in The Fountain was amazing tho so hopefully this will be just as good.

# 3

she is perfect for her, if shes amazing at this role she may get an oscar nom.

# 4

well, yeah, she definitely fits

# 5

Best casting ever!!

# 6

i love rachel weiz… still kinda pissed she passed on the 3rd mummy movie but whatever, i actually didn’t watch it because i didn’t want to see anyone else play her part… but she should be amazing in this.

# 7

I can definitely see Rachel playing Jackie, but since rachels eyes are blue and jackie’s eyes are brown that can be a problem actually even though it sounds silly.
On film, colored contact lenses look very fake, and the eyes look like they lack emotions,( yes even with brown contact lenses)
. Case in point, ‘the notebook’ ryan gooslings character had brown eyes so they had to put brown contact lenses on Ryan and his eyes looked dead.
it is really annoying.
I have no idea why they no one has made realistic looking colored contact lenses, especially since there are ways to make them look more “real” (by being hand painted etc) and i’m sure the studios can afford them. Anyways, it sounds like a small thing but it actually isn’t.

# 8

Gorgeous choice. She has the poise and beauty to play Jackie. I’m sure she would be thrilled to have such a wonderful actress playing her. Hopefully she gets an Oscar. I just know she will do phenomenal.

# 9

@J. Ryan:

The 3rd Mummy movie sucked, no one blames her for not doing it. As for this film, she’s perfect for the part.

BTW, Saw her in Torondo last week and she was very kind.

no!! rachel is a talented actress for sure. but i am sick and tired of watching casting like this take place. jackie kennedy onassis was one of our first ladies. this part should be played by an american actress not british. i only hope that caroline kennedy does everything in her power to prevent this from taking place.

Perfect casting, I think. Who cares if she’s not American. How many times have we seen American actresses playing characters from other countries. I can’t think of any American actress who would be better than Rachel. And, I think Caroline will approve.

winona ryder would be better.and i care that shes not american.
british peopel would freak out when sharon stone would play lady di

winona is too bleak for this role

Jackie Kennedy Onassis was and is one of the most iconic and respected women all of American History and it would be tough for ANYONE to jump into her shoes and portray her in a movie. Though i do not know very much about Rachel, I believe they could have maybe looked a little longer for other actress’s. I believe she got the part mostly because of her husband, not her talent, though i am not doubting it. LONG LIVE JACKIE.

I dont care who plays her..Rachel has very Jewish/Arab/me features…Jennifer Lover hewitt woulf have been my first pick..but I may be way off…or even Racel Bilson..some one younger and fresher who can evoke sadness..because jackie o was one sad women even in that white house…terrible husband she was saddles with..may have been a good president but he was no picnic as a family man..

perfect casting…

@miapocca:

Well Jackie had very ethnic features and I believe that she had Spanish and French blood.

anastasiabiverhousen @ 04/14/2010 at 7:26 pm

I think Rachel is the perfect actrice to play Jackie Kenedy

I think Rachel Weisz is a great actress and I think she’ll be a great job as Jackie Kennedy

By the way, Rachel has hazel eyes, not blue yes.

I think this is a total outrage!!! Jacqueline Kennedy is an American icon and she should be played on film by an American, not some barely know, skinny Brit!! This is a terrible choice and it will definitely be a bomb and deservedly so!! Ridiculous!!

@mslewis:

Rachel Weisz is an respected and talented actress, you should get out more if you don’t know who she is.

for one thing Hazel is a hybrid of brown blue and green Rachel doesn’t have the Joi de vie to play Jacqui Kennedy Marrion Cotillard would’ve been a better choice because as a previous poster pointed out Jacqui had french Blood and Marrion being french gives her an edge in getting deeper into Ms Kennedy Onassises Character Making a movie about the kennedy’s is always troublesome because they’re the closest thing America had to a royal family

i love it! they really look alike, except Weiss is obviously prettier..and she’s an amazing actress! It will def be a movie worth seeing!

I think Kirstin Davis would be the best for this role, you know Charlotte from Sex and the City. Kirstin and Jackie looks like sisters!

But, Rachel is a good choice too, just sayin that Kirstin would look more like Jackie!

Good luck with that accent.

Jeanne Tripplehorn was a great Jackie in Grey Gardens. She really looks like a late Jackie O. And don’t flame me, but I always thought Katie Holmes shared certain facial features with Jackie too.

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