Jackie script
Jackie (2016)
Synopsis: After her husband's assassination, Jackie Kennedy's (Natalie Portman) world is completely shattered. Traumatized and reeling with grief, over the course of the next week she must confront the unimaginable: consoling their two young children, vacating the home she painstakingly restored, and planning her husband's funeral. Jackie quickly realizes that the next seven days will determine how history will define her husband's legacy - and how she herself will be remembered.

FADE IN:

EXT. HYANNIS BEACH -DAY

JACKIE KENNEDY. Jet-black bouffant, regal bearing, perfectsymmetrical features.

But the light behind her eyes has gone out.

She walks alone, shuddering against a frigid wind.

FADE TO BLACK.

SUPER:
Hyannis Port, Massachusetts 1963

FADE IN:

INT. KENNEDY COMPOUND -LIVING ROOM

Jackie --black trim slacks, beige pullover sweater --pacesat the window.

Finally, a cab pulls into the driveway.

INT. KENNEDY COMPOUND -FOYER

A JOURNALIST --handsome yet rumpled --stands uneasily inthe doorway.

JOURNALIST:

Mrs. Kennedy? They told me to come

up.

She studies his unkempt appearance, but doesn't answer. TheJournalist is perplexed but strains to be gentle...

JOURNALIST (CONT'D)

I-I'm so sorry for your loss.

Jackie takes a long moment --her voice raw...

JACKIE:

Have you read what they've beenwriting? Krock and Merriman and

all the rest?

JOURNALIST:

Yes. I have.

2.

JACKIE:

Merriman is such a bitter man.

It's been just one week and alreadythey’re treating him like somedusty old artifact, to be shelved

away.

(beat)

That’s no way to be remembered.

JOURNALIST:

And how would you like him

remembered, Mrs. Kennedy?

Suddenly stern, authoritative -

JACKIE:

You understand that I will be

editing this conversation?

(beat)

Just in case I don’t say exactlywhat I mean.

JOURNALIST:

With all due respect that seemsvery unlikely, Mrs. Kennedy.

Jackie stares at him, polite but firm.

JOURNALIST (CONT’D)

Right. Okay. So this will be yourown version of...what happened.

Holding his gaze, she refocuses, preparing for a performanceof sorts.

JACKIE:

Exactly. Come in.

EXT. KENNEDY COMPOUND -DECK

Jackie and the Journalist sit across from each other at a

table. She smokes a cigarette, lost in the horrible memory.

JACKIE:

I thought it was another backfire.

(beat)

I very nearly didn’t go. What if

I’d been here, or out riding inVirginia somewhere?

(beat)

Thank God I was with him...

She trails off.

3.

JOURNALIST:

Why, thank God?

Instead of an answer-

JACKIE:

Do you know what I think ofhistory?

JOURNALIST:

Of history?

JACKIE:

I've read a great deal. More than

people realize. The more I read,

the more I wonder: When somethingis written down, does that make it

true?

JOURNALIST:

It's all that we have.

JACKIE:

Had. We have television now. Now

people can see with their own eyes.

JOURNALIST:

That tour of the White House youdid a couple of years ago, for CBS,

I always assumed you did thatfor...a purpose? No? After the

fashion magazines? You even won anEmmy...

JACKIE:

I didn’t do that program for me.I

did it for the American people.

JOURNALIST:

That program was my first glimpseinto the White House and for

whatever it’s worth, I thought youwere excellent, very poised.

JACKIE:

Thank you.

An afterthought...

JOURNALIST:

You could have had a career as a

broadcaster. I’m sure.

4.

JACKIE:

What?

The Journalist looks up from his notes.

JOURNALIST:

I’m sorry?

JACKIE:

What did you say?

JOURNALIST:

(nervous)

I said...you could have had acareer as a broadcaster.

JACKIE:

Are you giving me professionaladvice?

He shakes his head, embarrassed...

JOURNALIST:

I’m not.

(beat)

But I’m sure that the whole countrywould like to know what you’regoing to do next.

JACKIE:

I can assure you --not television.

She takes another drag of her cigarette.

CUT TO:

INT. HALLWAY -WHITE HOUSE (1962)

Jackie is a year younger --at the height of her legendarybeauty --wearing a floor-length, scarlet gown.

JACKIE:

Welcome to the White House.

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)Say it

Noah Oppenheim

Noah Oppenheim (born, 1978) is a writer, Emmy-winning television producer, and President of NBC News.[1][2] Previously, Oppenheim was the executive in charge of NBC's Today Show, head of development at Reveille, and senior producer of NBC's Today Show, where he supervised the 7–8am hour of the broadcast. more…

All Noah Oppenheim scripts | Noah Oppenheim Books

FAVORITE (1 fan)

Translation

Translate and read this script in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss this Jackie script with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Jackie" Scripts.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 16 Dec. 2017. <http://www.scripts.com/script/jackie_1308>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!