Hollywood seems to be having a moment with the JFK-era. This spring, HBO will release “All The Way” starring Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson, as he deals with his new role as President following the assassination of JFK. Pablo Larrain is currently working on “Jackie” about JFK’s widow starring Natalie Portman, and now, the former President’s sister is taking center stage in a new pic.
Emma Stone will play Rosemary Kennedy in “A Letter From Rosemary.” Nick Yarborough has penned the script, which will focus on the final days of Rosemary (presumably, this means it’ll be told in flashback), who was left mentally disabled after a frontal lobotomy at the age of 23. She was largely kept away from the public eye as a result, though her condition inspired her sister Eunice to found the Special Olympics.
Apparently this is a hot project in Hollywood, and one can only imagine it’s being viewed as potential Oscar material. No word yet on a director, but “A Letter From Rosemary” is being shopped around, so there should be more news soon. [The Wrap]