Christopher Nolan

Natalie Portman and director Pablo Larraín team for 'Jackie,' a transporting, transfixing biopic

Natalie Portman and director Pablo Larraín team for 'Jackie,' a transporting, transfixing biopic

Jackie, we hardly knew you.

Though no more than that single word is needed to bring to mind an entire universe of memories, mythology and celebrity, the woman it conjures had a core mystery that remained unassailable despite media scrutiny of the most relentless kind.

To convincingly pull the curtain back on that kind of a life, to be true to the tragic history and alive to the unexplored drama, to take smart and fearless ownership of what could have been an overly familiar story could not have been more difficult.    

But what makes the success of "Jackie" even more remarkable is the paradoxical team that came together to persuasively imagine...

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