The Weinstein Company (TWC) has acquired domestic rights from LosAngeles-based Bold Films to Emilio Estevez' keenly anticipated Bobby Kennedyassassination drama Bobby.
Bobbyrevisits the night Kennedy was shot dead at Los Angeles' Ambassador Hotel in1968 and presents a tapestry of interwoven stories about the people at thehotel that night.
The star-studded ensemble piece stars Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore,Sharon Stone, Lindsay Lohan, Elijah Wood, William H Macy, Helen Hunt, ChristianSlater, Heather Graham, Laurence Fishburne, Freddy Rodriguez, Martin Sheen,Shia LaBeouf, and Estevez, among others.
The project is currently in post-production and is produced byBold founder Michel Litvak, Edward Bass and Holly Wiersma. Gary Michael Waltersand Dan Grodnik served as executive producers.
"Bobby is one of those incredibly unique projects that gives you greatinsight in to the zeitgeist of this time in our country's history," TWC'sHarvey Weinstein said. "It's a real credit to Estevez and Bold and theircommitment to this project that they attracted such a talented cast."
TWC executive vice president of acquisitions and co-productionsMichelle Krumm brought the project to the company.
"I am off-the-charts thrilled that Bobby has found a home with The WeinsteinCompany," Estevez said. "Harvey and his team at TWC are the perfectplace for this and I can't imagine a better company to distribute mypicture."
"We are excited to be working with Harvey and The WeinsteinCompany," Litvak added. "There's no one better at marketing andpromoting, especially when it comes to a politically charged film."
Krumm and co-president of production Michael Cole negotiated thedeal with William Morris Independent on behalf of Gary Michael Walters and BoldFilms' David Lancaster. Arclight Films is handling international sales.