“Baby Driver” star Ansel Elgort has been set to play a young John F. Kennedy, before his days as U.S. President, in “Mayday 109” for Thunder Road Pictures and FlynnPictureCo.
The true story drama deals with young JFK’s feats of heroism as a Navy captain on a PT boat during WWII. The ship was attacked and sunk by a convoy of Japanese destroyers, which led to young Kennedy’s involvement in one of the most dramatic rescues in Naval history.
Samuel Franco & Evan Kilgore have penned the script with a director now being sought. Elgort, Basil Iwanyk, Beau Flynn and Emily Gerson Saines will produce.