Elisabeth Moss has joined the cast of A Letter From Rosemary Kennedy!
Award-winning actress Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) is set to star for director Ritesh Batra (“The Lunchbox,” “The Sense of an Ending,” “Our Souls at Night”) in his upcoming feature, “A Letter From Rosemary Kennedy.”
The little-known but haunting story of the eldest sister of President John F. Kennedy, who spent a lifetime hidden from public view because of the political ambitions of her father, Joseph Kennedy, is based on a Black List spec script by first-timer Nick Yarborough.
“A Letter” turns on the first daughter of Joseph Kennedy Sr. and Rose Fitzgerald who was blessed with the Kennedy family beauty but born with learning difficulties and developmental challenges. A vibrant beautiful young woman caught smiling in photos with JFK, whom she doted on, she was, however, a large embarrassment to Joseph Kennedy Jr. who was priming his children to be great statesmen – and stateswomen. As result, she was hidden from public view and ultimately institutionalized by her father, suffering a botched lobotomy. The film is based on personal letters illustrating her wish to connect with her family and how her story became a catalyst for change and left behind a legacy for generation to follow, Mister Smith said in a statement.
“The movies about the Kennedy family are deservedly stormy affairs, but here’s a story about the storms within all of us,” said Batra.