For decades, the story of President John F. Kennedy's death has been fodder for the film industry, but until now few projects have looked at the events from the point of view his equally iconic wife, Jackie Kennedy Onassis. That's about to change, though, as the First Lady's perspective is about to be explored by Hollywood's leading man.

Steven Spielberg, that is. Yes, according to the Los Angeles Times, Spielberg is in the process of shopping a script by Noah Oppenheim that "examines the days immediately following the assassination of John F. Kennedy from Jackie Kennedy's point-of-view." Spielberg will produce the project.
For decades, the story of President John F. Kennedy's death has been fodder for the film industry, but until now few projects have looked at the events from the point of view his equally iconic wife, Jackie Kennedy Onassis. That's about to change, though, as the First Lady's perspective is about to be explored by Hollywood's leading man.

Steven Spielberg, that is. Yes, according to the Los Angeles Times, Spielberg is in the process of shopping a script by Noah Oppenheim that "examines the days immediately following the assassination of John F. Kennedy from Jackie Kennedy's point-of-view." Spielberg will produce the project.

When he's not writing screenplays, Oppenheim moonlights as the head of development at Reveille Productions, which has long standing relationships with networks such as ABC ('Ugly Betty'), NBC ('The Office') and Showtime ('The Tudors'). However, it appears that HBO is the most likely landing spot for this script, thanks in large part to Spielberg's history with the cable giant, which is currently broadcasting his groundbreaking World War II mini-series 'The Pacific.'

HBO, you may recall, recently garnered widespread acclaim for 'Grey Gardens,' a biography of Jackie Kennedy's Bouvier relatives "Big Edie" and "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale. Whether or not this new project can duplicate that success -- 'Grey Gardens' was nominated for an incredible 17 Emmy Awards and won two Golden Globes -- is uncertain, of course.

But with a team like Jackie O and Steven Spielberg, we wouldn't bet against it.
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