Columbus Directs RFK Biopic

Chris Columbus (“Mrs. Doubtfire”, first two “Harry Potter” movies) will direct a feature film about Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 presidential run for his 1492 Productions and India-based Reliance Big Entertainment reports Variety.

Based on Thurston Clarke book “The Last Campaign”, Columbus will write the script solo or invite another screenwriter to work with him depending upon how he goes finalizing a directing project for early next year.

Kennedy’s idealistic campaign focused squarely on poverty, racism and ending the unpopular Vietnam War. Kennedy refused to insulate himself from the public during his run which led to his assassination 82 days after the campaign began.