Matt Damon has been cast to play Robert F. Kennedy in a biopic about the late politician. Deadline
reports that the film will be based on the Evan Thomas biography His Life.
Gary Ross (Seabiscuit
) will direct from a screenplay by Steven Knight (Eastern Promises
). The biopic will span Kennedy's ascent from his brother's shadow to a powerful nation figure before being assassinated during his 1968 campaign for President.