Academy-Award nominated film “Jackie” will be available to stream by the end of the month, the release date was confirmed this week by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. The film, which is a portrait of America’s iconic First Lady, will be available to stream on Digital HD starting on February 21, 2017. The award-winner will then be made available on Blu-ray and DVD starting on March 7, 2017. The home-video release is already available for pre-order, through authorised retailers like Amazon.com.
“Jackie” stars Oscar-winner Natalie Portman (Best Actress, Black Swan, 2011) as First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. The studio described the film stating, “As she grapples with unimaginable grief and trauma following President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, “Jackie’s” faith and strength lead her to a new life with her children.” FOX went on to describe the film adding, “While she honors her husband’s remarkable legacy, she also leaves her own indelible mark.”
The film was nominated for several Academy Awards this year, including Best Actress for Natalie Portman. The other two nominations were for Best Costume Design by Madeline Fontaine, and Best Music (Original Score) for Mica Levi. The Digital home-video release will also offer a “From Jackie to Camelot” featurette, and audio commentary by Pablo Larraín and Natalie Portman.
Despite its rather small release window, “Jackie” did very well in theaters. The film opened back in December in just five locations originally, but pulled in over $278K for FOX Searchlight on opening weekend. The drama then expanded its reach, grossing over $12.34M for the studio while still in theaters. This was also during a very busy time at the local box-office, with “Disney’s Moana,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” “Arrival,” and “Doctor Strange” dominating the domestic charts.
The film was not released in foreign markets, but $12M was a fantastic success for the studio, even before the Oscar nominations. “Jackie” was directed by Pablo Larraín, working off a script written by Noah Oppenheim. Along with Natalie Portman, the film also stars Peter Sarsgaard and Greta Gerwig.