Looks like we’re in for a Kennedy filled season. Last week we gave you a first look at Rob Lowe as JFK, and now the first trailer has dropped for a different Kennedy project. This film is a TV documentary which focuses more on Jackie Kennedy, the first lady of the oval office, and Kennedy’s wife.
Director Steven Spielberg produced the film, which is being called Letters To Jackie, and is an adaptation of the book by Ellen Fitzpatrick. Both the book and film delve into more than 800,000 letters from around the world that supported Jackie and her family after the assassination of her husband, John F. Kennedy. Voiced by an all-star cast, different voices take on a different letter which brings the film to life. Director Bill Couturié weaves the letters together in Letters To Jackie.
The all-star cast includes:
Bérénice Bejo, Demián Bichir, Jessica Chastain, Chris Cooper, Viola Davis, Zooey Deschanel, Kirsten Dunst, Anne Hathaway, Allison Janney, John Krasinski, Melissa Leo, Laura Linney, Frances McDormand, Chloë Grace Moretz, Mark Ruffalo, Octavia Spencer, Hailee Steinfeld, Channing Tatum, Betty White and Michelle Williams.
In a rather poignant moment from the trailer, Betty White reads a letter: “My Dear Mrs. Kennedy, Lincoln died so that all men might be free. One hundred years later, JFK died so all men might be equal.”
As mentioned there’s a bevy of projects surrounding different looks into the lives of the Kennedys. J.J. Abrams is looking to secure the rights to Stephen King’s fictional novel that goes back in time to change the history of the assassination. Another JFK film sees Rob Lowe playing president Kennedy in the Biography channel’s Killing Kennedy.
It’s not that surprising, given this fall will be fifty years since the haunting day of November 22, 1863, which is the day president John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
Letters To Jackie is scheduled to air this fall on TLC.