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Natalie Portman Films JFK Funeral Scene For 'Jackie' Movie


 Natalie Portman is taking on the role of Jackie Kennedy in Jackie, the highly-anticipated biopic that follows the First Lady's life immediately after the assassination of her husband, John F. Kennedy.

Read: See Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy in New Biopic

The Oscar winner was in Washington, D.C. filming a scene that recreated one of the saddest days in American history – JFK’s funeral.

Actor Peter Sarsgaard has assumed the role of Robert Kennedy for the movie, which filmed over the weekend in the U.S. capital. 

D.C. police shut down a few streets over the weekend so filming could take place.

Read: TV Series Asks: What If Someone Had Stopped JFK's Killer?

Fans filmed some of the action and posted it to Twitter:

Constitution Hall and the White House are also among filming locations for the production.

The film will premiere next year. 

Watch: Mansion That Jackie Kennedy Visited Before JFK Wedding is Destroyed by Fire 

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