Damon, Arcel Team For Bobby Kennedy Biopic

“The Dark Tower” director Nikolaj Arcel has signed on to direct Matt Damon in the Robert F. Kennedy biopic “RFK” at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Kennedy ran the successful 1960 presidential campaign for his brother John F. Kennedy and served as U.S. Attorney General and top adviser between 1961 and 1963.

He remained in the post for President Lyndon B. Johnson for several months after his brother’s assassination, then resigned to run for the U.S. Senate and served until his assassination in June 1968 while seeking the Democratic presidential nomination.

Arcel will direct from a script he co-wrote with Rasmus Heisterberg and Felipe Marino. Damon, Jennifer Todd and Drew Vinton will produce with shooting expected to start next year.

Source: The Tracking Board