Matt Damon to play U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy

February 25th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb 25 (ANI): Actor Matt Damon is in talks to star in a new biopic about late U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy.

According to Deadline Hollywood Daily, Damon, 39, is considering the role in the untitled project with Seabiscuit director Gary Ross, reports the Daily Star.

The website reports the movie will be based on Evan Thomas’ biography of Kennedy, titled His Life, and Damon will only sign the contract after he has approved the script.

Other stars who have played the part include Martin Sheen in 1974 TV movie ‘The Missiles of October’, Casey Affleck in ‘The Kennedys of Massachusetts’, and more recently by Dave Fraunces in 2006’s ‘Bobby’.

Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1968, just five years after his brother President John F. Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas, Texas. (ANI)

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