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Jackie O makes a pop culture comeback

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Image Credit: Everett CollectionMichelle Obama’s favorability rating stands at a whopping 78 percent, but she’s about to get some competition from another popular First Lady with an even more famous ‘do. Next year, it was announced yesterday, six hours of intimate interviews that the late Jackie Kennedy sat down for in 1964 — just months after her husband was assassinated — will be released by Hyperion Books. The interviews, conducted by family friend Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., reportedly cover everything from President Kennedy’s early political campaigns to the Cuban Missile Crisis to the complexities of the Kennedy family relations. But that’s not all: There may soon be a Jackie O movie, as well. As Hollywood Insider reported earlier today, Rachel Weisz has just been cast as the title character in Jackie, a biopic to be directed and produced by Weisz’s fiancee, Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler). The movie, currently shopping for a studio, will focus on the four days and nights following JFK’s murder in Dallas.

All of this got us thinking. Aside from Jackie Kennedy and Michelle Obama (and Hillary Clinton), we can’t think of any other First Ladies we’d want to see on the screen, much less hear from on old audio tape. But maybe we’re wrong. What do you think, Pop Watchers? Should Hollywood be working on Bess!, the gripping tale of Harry Truman’s wife? Or how about Rosalynn of Plains, the romantic adventures of Jimmy Carter’s true love? Somehow, it’s not working for us. But maybe you have a better idea…

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