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Danish actor to play JFK

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Danish actor Casper Phillipson will portray the former US president John F Kennedy in Jackie, a new American drama that focuses on the life of the first lady after the assassination of her husband. Natalie Portman will star as Jacqueline Kennedy.

Phillipson began his acting at the Aarhus Theatre, and has since appeared in Flame and Citron, Antboy and Sommeren 92

Jackie is due for release in 2017.

Last year, Danish screenwriting duo Nikolaj Arcel and Rasmus Heisterberg were hired to write the screenplay for RFK, another major film about the Kennedy family that focuses on Robert F Kennedy.