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    Elisabeth Moss to play Rosemary Kennedy in upcoming biopic

    Elisabeth Moss
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    Elisabeth Moss

    While many of the recent films about the Kennedy family focus on Jack, Bobby, and Ted, a movie about their older sister, Rosemary, is apparently in the works.

    Fresh off her Emmy win for starring as Offred in Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Elisabeth Moss has reportedly signed on to star in the upcoming biopic “A Letter From Rosemary Kennedy.”

    Moss (inset) will play the eldest daughter of Joseph Sr. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, Rose Marie (Rosemary), whose prefrontal lobotomy at the age of 23, meant to calm her erratic mood swings, left her incapacitated.


    Following the procedure, Rosemary lived out the rest of her life at an institution in Wisconsin with reportedly little contact with the rest of the Kennedy family.

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    Moss will be joining the lengthy list of actors, including Natalie Portman and Katie Holmes , who have played a Kennedy.

    “The movies about the Kennedy family are deservedly stormy affairs, but here’s a story about the storms within all of us. This is why I am excited to tell this story, and to collaborate with Elisabeth, a fabulously talented actor,” director Ritesh Batra said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.

    “We are thrilled to be bringing this poignant and true story to life, based on one of the hidden gems of the Kennedy family, with a masterful filmmaker in Ritesh Batra, the brilliant Elisabeth Moss, and a beautifully crafted screenplay by Nick Yarborough,” producers Jason Michael Berman and Kevin Turen said in a statement.

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