Movie News: First Look at Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy; Watch Dazzling New 'Gods of Egypt' Trailer

Movie News: First Look at Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy; Watch Dazzling New 'Gods of Egypt' Trailer

Dec 17, 2015


Jackie: The first official photo from Jackie reveals Natalie Portman in character as Jacqueline Kennedy. Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain (Academy Award-nominated No) is directing the project, which takes place in November 1963 during the four days between the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and his burial. The movie is aiming for release in 2017. [Vanity Fair]


Chadwick Boseman

Thurgood Marshall: Rising star Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War) will portray famed attorney Thurgood Marshall in an untitled thriller. The film will follow Marshall as a young lawyer on a high profile case of attempted murder in pre-World War II Connecticut, long before he became the first African-American to serve on the Supreme Court. Reginald Hudlin is directing; production begins this week before taking a hiatus so Hudlin can produce the Academy Awards TV broadcast. [Deadline]


Rebecca Thomas

The Little Mermaid: Rebecca Thomas is in "early talks" to direct The Little Mermaid, a live-action adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale about a mermaid who wants to be human. Chloe Grace Moretz is set to star; Richard Curtis (Love, Actually) is writing a new draft of the screenplay. Thomas is already attached to direct Looking for Alaska, based on John Green's book; Elle Fanning is under consideration to star. [The Wrap]


Gods of Egypt

Gods of Egypt Trailer: A new trailer for Gods of Egypt focuses on the dazzling visuals that serve as the backdrop for a mythical quest. Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Chadwick Boseman, Rufus Sewell and Geoffrey Rush star; the movie will open in theaters on February 26. [Movieclips]

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