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- Dana Getz
Passion projects get that name because whoever is shepherding them, sticks with it through thick and thin. That said, you have to hand it Matt Damon for hanging onto his Robert F. Kennedy biopic, a film he’s been trying to get made for almost as long as this site has existed. Now it looks like he’s a step closer.
“Rfk” now has new life, with Nikolaj Arcel signing up to direct.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Kennedy ran the successful 1960 presidential campaign for his brother, John F. Kennedy, and served as U.S. Attorney General and top adviser to his brother 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, representing New York.
Kennedy served until his assassination in June, 1968, while seeking the Democratic presidential nomination on a platform of ending U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.
- Dave McNary
Director Nikolaj Arcel’s The Dark Tower is about a legendary hero on a nearly impossible quest to save all of reality from an evil wizard, but it looks like Arcel’s next film will be slightly less fantastical. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he’ll be directing Matt Damon in Rfk, a long-in-the-works biopic about Robert F. Kennedy. Damon is set to play the former presidential candidate, who was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan in 1968, with Arcel writing the script.
No other actors are attached to Rfk yet, but hopefully the movie doesn’t spend too much time putting together a big-name cast at the expense of virtually everything else in the production, which is the pit that Emilio Estevez’s Bobby fell into way back in 2006. Or maybe Arcel should just get the same cast (including Martin Sheen, Shia Labeouf, Lindsay Lohan, Anthony Hopkins, and Demi Moore »
- Sam Barsanti
19 July 2017 3:01 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The Dark Tower's Nikolaj Arcel has signed on to helm Matt Damon's long-gestating Rfk film for Warner Bros., The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Arcel wrote the script for Rfk, with Damon on board to play the assassinated presidential candidate, along with Rasmus Heisterberg and Felipe Marino.
Robert F. Kennedy was fatally shot at Los Angeles' Ambassador Hotel on June 5, 1968, by Sirhan Sirhan as the senator was celebrating his victory in the California and South Dakota primary elections for the Democratic nomination for U.S. president.
The fateful night was »
- Etan Vlessing
It looks like Danish filmmaker Nikolaj Arcel has found his next project after the upcoming Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower, with The Tracking Board reporting that he has signed on to direct the Robert F. Kennedy biopic Rfk, which has Matt Damon attached to the title role.
The younger brother of President John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy served as U.S. Attorney General under JFK and President Lyndon B. Johnson, and was also the United States junior senator from New York between 1965 and his assassination in 1968.
Rfk is described as a long time passion project of Damon’s, who is also producing the project for Warner Bros., and will be based on a script by Arcel, Rasmus Heisterberg and Felipe Marino. Production on the film is slated to begin early in 2018, with an eye for an awards-qualifying release later in the year.
- Amie Cranswick
One of Matt Damon's long-time passion projects may finally be coming together. Warner Bros. has recruited The Dark Tower director Nikolaj Arcel to tackle their Damon-led Robert F. Kennedy biopic, Rfk, just weeks before the director's highly anticipated Stephen King adaptation is set to hit theaters. Per The Tracking Board, Arcel also penned the script with Felipe Marino (The Hallow) and Rasmus Heisterberg, who co-wrote the screenplays for a number of Arcel's Swedish films. Damon will produce alongside Jennifer Todd (Jason Bourne) and Drew Vinton (Promised Land). The plan is for the film to … »
- Haleigh Foutch
President Donald Trump took to Twitter early Monday to defend his daughter Ivanka for temporarily sitting in for him at a meeting about “Partnership with Africa, Migration and Health” at the G20 summit over the weekend — by attacking Chelsea Clinton.
“When I left Conference Room for short meetings with Japan and other countries, I asked Ivanka to hold seat. Very standard. Angela M agrees!” Trump tweeted, referring to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (“Ivanka Trump belonged to the American delegation, so that is in line with what other delegations do. And it is known that she works at the White House »
- Stephanie Petit
For Joe Kennedy III, growing up within one of America’s most famous families has moments of profound meaning — and then there are the everyday realities of life in a big clan that are anything but profound.
In a new interview for the August issue of Town & Country, on newsstands now, the red-headed grandson of Robert F. Kennedy and current U.S. Representative for Massachusetts’ 4th congressional district talked about how he’s sometimes forced to keep it very, very real during hectic family gatherings that often occur on the family’s Hyannis Port compound.
“For Thanksgiving it’s so »
- Stephanie Petit
Kennedy, 89, was behind the wheel of a golf cart wearing a patriotic ensemble of white pants, a striped top with a red cardigan, as well as a blue scarf around her head. Her daughter Kerry sat beside her as they drove the short parade route.
In recent years, Kennedy and her golf cart have been a fixture at the parade as she spends every summer at her home in Hyannis Port. They followed a parade float that carried many of Kennedy’s grandchildren. »
- Alexia Fernandez and Jennifer Lynch
Journalism legend Gabe Pressman, whose career spanned over 60 years, has died at age 93. Pressman’s wife told NY1 that he died in his sleep early Friday morning. During his career, Pressman interviewed Marilyn Monroe to Fidel Castro, and covered everything from the Beatles arriving in America in 1964 to the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King. Jr. Also Read: Tucker Carlson Slams CNN's Trump Coverage as 'Advocacy,' 'Not Really Journalism' (Video) The Bronx native started his television career at Wnbc in 1956 as one of the first local broadcast reporters in New York. He would go on to. »
- Brian Flood
Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver is set to be posthumously honored at the 25th ESPYs awards next month, Espn announced on Tuesday. Timothy Shriver, one of her five children and Chairman of Special Olympics, will accept the award on her behalf at the awards show hosted by Peyton Manning from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Shriver, who was the sister of President John F. Kennedy and senators Robert F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy, first launched the organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in 1968. Also Read: Peyton Manning to Host 25th Annual Espys It now provides year-round training and. »
- Debbie Emery
“This weekend is graduation for two of my three daughters, Cara from Harvard and Mariah from Brown..wow…,” she said of her longtime love’s girls — whose mother is Kerry Kennedy — in a Facebook post on Thursday.
The 50-year-old continued, “Of these gifts, my greatest gift of all have been my three daughters. I became their weekend mom, their Semi-Homemade mom, when the twins were 10 and the youngest just turning 8—Our graduating »
- Katherine Richter
As Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis‘ live-in assistant and sometime nanny between 1964 and 1977, Kathy McKeon was there for some of the biggest — and most heartbreaking — moments in Caroline and John Jr.’s young lives. Among them was the assassination of their uncle Robert F. Kennedy in June 1968 — just five years after their father, John F. Kennedy, was shot and killed.
McKeon, now a 72-year-old grandmother of six, reveals new details about how the tragedy unfolded in her upcoming memoir, Jackie’s Girl, due out May 9 and excerpted in this week’s issue of People.
In Jackie’s Girl, McKeon recalls how the »
- Liz McNeil and Tierney McAfee
The attorney representing Michael Skakel — the Kennedy family cousin convicted of murdering Connecticut teen Martha Moxley — tells People he believes there may be previously undiscovered evidence that could clear his client.
Skakel was convicted of Moxley’s murder in 2002 and sentenced to 20 years-to-life in prison. He was Moxley’s neighbor in Greenwich, Connecticut, when the 15-year-old girl was bludgeoned and stabbed to death with the shaft of a broken golf club in October 1975.
According to Skakel’s lawyer, Stephan Seeger, a golf club handle was later allegedly recovered from a residence owned by Skakel’s aunt and uncle, about seven miles from the crime scene. »
- Chris Harris
Picked off the History Channel scrap heap, The Kennedys looked like a game-changer for Reelz back in 2011. It brought big (by Reelz standards) ratings and proved to be a surprising (because it wasn't very good) Emmy favorite, earning several technical trophies and a still-surprising victory for Barry Pepper's latex-enhanced performance as Bobby Kennedy.
The reality is that The Kennedys wasn't really a true game-changer for Reelz because the network couldn't work the miniseries into any sort of repeatable template. Six years later, Reelz is getting back into the game with The Kennedys: After Camelot, a sequel that few people demanded »
- Daniel Fienberg
It’s been frequently observed that Donald Trump, the former host of “The Apprentice,” ascended to the White House by using the rhetoric, logic, and naked shamelessness of reality television. But perhaps we should have been watching our “Sesame Street”: Trump is just a real-life version of a villain from a children’s story.
“Sesame Street” made “Ronald Grump,” a rapacious, orange-wigged land developer, into their villain on three separate occasions — in the ’80s, when Grump tried to evict Oscar; in the aughts, when an “Apprentice”-inspired Grump heartlessly fired Elmo; and in the ’90s, for the show’s 25th anniversary special. (That last appearance is especially prescient; Grump, played by Joe Pesci, replaces his doorman with an automated system, hits on a reporter played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and is only defeated by a march of all of Sesame Street’s residents, led by Big Bird. It’s possible Trump has been using this episode as »
- Sonia Saraiya
The Kennedys: After Camelot stars Katie Holmes and Matthew Perry were among those who turned out Wednesday night at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills for the premiere of their Reelz miniseries.
The mini, based on the J. Randy Taraborrelli's best-selling book After Camelot: Personal History of the Kennedy Family 1968 to the Present, stars Holmes as Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Perry as Ted Kennedy. It picks up where the 2011 miniseries The Kennedys ended, with the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.
"We felt pressure [over] the last one we did [original series The Kennedys] … where the »
- Lexy Perez
The images – taken by Orlando Suero in 1954 – are part of a Bonhams auction titled the “Kennedy Years,” and show the couple during JFK’s time as a junior Massachusetts senator working in the nation’s capital following their September 1953 wedding, according to a press release.
Taken over the course of five days in Georgetown, the 13 Suero photos up for auction feature Jackie with the couple’s dog and on the university’s campus, »
- Lindsay Kimble and Liz McNeil
Update: E! News has confirmed that on Wednesday, Conor Kennedy pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor stemming from a December bar fight in Aspen, Colo. Per a stipulation, if the 22-year-old political scion completes a deferment, Kennedy's case will be dismissed with prejudice. ___________________ Who knew John Conor Kennedy was trouble, trouble, trouble? E! News confirms that Taylor Swift's ex-boyfriend and the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, who prefers to go by Conor, was arrested in Aspen following a fight outside a nightclub. Authorities tell us the 22-year-old was arrested on local charges of disorderly conduct related to a fight. "At about 1:40 a.m. Aspen Pd officers were »
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