Looks like biopics are the new remakes as it certainly feels like I've been reporting on them quite a bit. Pretty soon we're going to have a biopic of a celebrity played by that same celebrity, featuring a soundtrack with the celebrity actually singing, produced by T Bone Burnett of course. Either way I'm guessing that this new Jackie Kennedy biopic will not have much singing as it is said to focus exclusively on the day's after the JFK assassination up until his burial. Don't worry, no one is trying to capitalize on tragedy here.
The film is based on a spec script by Noah Oppenheim and will reportedly follow Kennedy during the four days between her husband infamous assassination and his burial, providing a new perspective to the story in showing the beloved Kennedy "at both her most vulnerable and her most graceful."
Titled "Jackie," the project was previously linked to Steven Spielberg and HBO however Aronofsky and Scott Franklin are now putting it together through their Protozoa Pictures shingle with CAA currently shopping it around major studios. The film will potentially be Aronofsky's first collaboration with Weisz since 2006's "The Fountain" and will be an interesting turn for the director, marking his first film about on a real life figure. [via the playlist]
Aside from Hollywood regurgitating the same formulas over and over (remakes, biopics, romantic comedies, oh my) they can't spend any time coming up with an actual title either. Jackie, Namath, Hoover, come on now. Aronofsky is one of the best out there, Weisz is always outstanding, and the subject matter obviously will be of interest to movie goers, especially those that were alive during those tragic times. Considering what the director's last character piece did for Mickey Rourke, and the respect many have for Jackie Kennedy, I wouldn't be shocked to see Aronofsky's real life fiance, the previously mentioned Weisz, take home a Best Actress Oscar.