Oscar winner Rachel Weisz is to play late American First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in a new film about the days following the assassination of President John F Kennedy.

The Hollywood Reporter says that 'Jackie' will be directed and produced by Weisz's fiancé, Darren Aronofsky ('The Wrestler', 'Requiem for a Dream').

The film chronicles the four days between the assassination of President John F Kennedy and his funeral.