Elisabeth Moss To Play Rosemary Kennedy

“The Handmaid’s Tale” star Elisabeth Moss has scored the title role in the feature “A Letter From Rosemary Kennedy” from filmmaker Ritesh Batra (“The Sense of an Ending,” “Our Souls at Night”).

The film will tell the little-known but haunting story of the eldest sister of President John F. Kennedy, a developmentally challenged but vibrant beautiful woman who spent a lifetime hiding from public view and ended up being institutionalized (and suffering a botched lobotomy) because of her father Joseph Kennedy and his political ambitions.

The film is based on personal letters illustrating her wish to connect with her family and how her story became a catalyst for change. Nick Yarborough penned the Black List spec script with the film to be produced by Moss, Jason Michael Berman, and Kevin Turen.

Source: Variety