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Matt Damon Attached to Play RFK in New Biopic

Matt Damon may get a chance to flex his acting chops in a challenging and meaty role — as a Kennedy, no less — if he ends up liking the screenplay for an upcoming biopic about the late Robert F. Kennedy, according to Deadline Hollywood’s Nikki Finke.

Deadline Hollywood:

I’ve just heard that a deal closed at New Regency for an RFK film that has Damon attached, with Gary Ross directing and Steven Knight scripting. Damon will wait to see the script before we know whether or not the project will really happen. The film will be based on the Evan Thomas biography His Life, which Landscape Entertainment’s Bob Cooper optioned and will produce with Ross and his Larger Than Life partner Alison Thomas.

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