Matt Damon In Bobby Kennedy Biopic

Matt Damon is attached to star in the Robert F. Kennedy biopic setup at New Regency says Deadline Hollywood.

Based on Evan Thomas’ ‘His Life’ biography, the story will follow how the younger brother of JFK went from being in the shadow of his sibling to rising up as a strong national leader in his own right before his assassination in 1968.

It’s expected to include some interesting and potentially controversial looks at the extent of his involvement in such things as the Cuban Missile Crisis and two presidential campaigns.

Steven Knight, who is adapting Dan Brown’s “The Lost Symbol” into a film, will pen the script and Gary Ross will direct.