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FBI Opens Kennedy File, Alleges 'Wild Sex Parties' With Monroe

15 June 2010 12:06 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Marilyn Monroe, Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra have hit the headlines from beyond the grave - newly released FBI records allege the trio enjoyed "wild sex parties" with assassinated U.S. President John F. Kennedy and his two brothers.

A declassified memo from 12 July,1965 was released on Monday and the note claims New York resident Jacqueline Hammond was in possession of "considerable information concerning sex parties" at Manhattan's fabled Carlyle Hotel.

Hammond claimed the alleged romps involved late icon Monroe, the former Rat Pack singers, Kennedy and his two brothers, former U.S. Senators Edward and Robert Kennedy, and the leader's brother-in-law, late actor Peter Lawford.

It is unclear how Hammond knew about the alleged events.

The files detail the extraordinary life of Edward Kennedy, who lost his battle with brain cancer last August, aged 77.

It also includes a report of several death threats made against the politician five years after his failed run for the presidency in 1980, following the assassinations of his older brothers, John and Robert.

Monroe's alleged affair with JFK has long been a topic of interest, amid speculation the pair enjoyed a fling before his death in 1963.

The infamous Kennedy dynasty has been immortalised on screen for decades, including Martin Sheen's portrayal of Robert Kennedy in 1974 TV movie The Missiles of October, 1990 TV miniseries The Kennedys of Massachusetts, and the star-studded 2006 movie, Bobby. »

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Damon: "Rfk Role Is A Big Responsibility'

10 March 2010 11:01 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Matt Damon is feeling the pressure of playing tragic U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy in a forthcoming biopic, because the role comes with "a lot of responsibility".

Damon is in talks to play the politician who was assassinated in 1968, just five years after his brother President John F. Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas, Texas.

The movie will be directed by Seabiscuit helmer Gary Ross, and based on Evan Thomas' biography of Kennedy, titled His Life.

Damon has confirmed he'll take the starring role if he likes the script, but admits he's intimidated by the prospect of playing Kennedy.

He says, "Well I dont know that I can (play him well). It's part of the challenge, but I'm pretty confident I could do it. It would be a lot of research and time put in. Where I come from, he's a pretty important person and it's a lot of responsibility... the script comes in in a few weeks and hopefully (it's) a good script."

Kennedy has previously been portrayed on screen by Martin Sheen in 1974 TV movie The Missiles of October, by Casey Affleck in The Kennedys of Massachusetts, and more recently by Dave Fraunces in 2006's Bobby. »

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Matt Damon in talks to star in Robert F. Kennedy biopic (IrishCentral)

25 February 2010 5:02 AM, PST | IrishCentral | See recent IrishCentral news »

Matt Damon is in talks to star in a new biopic of Robert F. Kennedy with Gary Ross of “Seabiscuit” directing and Steven Knight of “Eastern Promises” writing the script. Deadline Hollywood is reporting that the movie, based on the Evan Thomas biography ‘His Life,’ will delve deep into Rfk's life during his younger days right up until the day he was assassinated in 1968. Although it is not clear, it is assumed that Damon will play Rfk. This movie would follow Emilio Estevez’ biography” Bobby,” which was released in 2006, and did very well in the box office. The whole movie took place on the day the younger Kennedy was shot and it mainly focused on the people around him. Fleming also reports that Chris Columbus and his 1492 Pictures team are working on a movie focused on Kennedy's presidential campaign, called “The Last Campaign.” Other movie stars that have played Rfk »

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Damon Lands Kennedy Role

24 February 2010 8:11 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Matt Damon is preparing to follow in the footsteps of stars including Casey Affleck and Martin Sheen by playing tragic U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy.

The actor is in talks to star in a new biopic about the politician, who was assassinated in 1968, just five years after his brother President John F. Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas, Texas.

Kennedy has previously been portrayed on screen by Sheen in 1974 TV movie The Missiles of October, by Affleck in The Kennedys of Massachusetts, and more recently by Dave Fraunces in 2006's Bobby.

Now Damon is considering tackling the role in the untitled project with Seabiscuit director Gary Ross, according to Deadline Hollywood Daily.

The website reports the movie will be based on Evan Thomas' biography of Kennedy, titled His Life, and Damon will only sign the contract after he has approved the script. »

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