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Matt Damon to Play Legendary Bobby Kennedy?

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Feb. 24 2010, Published 7:53 a.m. ET

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It's not officially confirmed yet, but the role of Robert F. Kennedy in an upcoming film may be filled by Oscar-winning actor Matt Damon. For someone who was basically American royalty, who would be a better fit to play the part than Matt?

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Matt is working on a deal with New Regency for an RFK film with Gary Ross directing and Steven Knight scripting, Deadline Hollywood reports.

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The biopic will be adapted from Evan Thomas' biography Robert Kennedy: His Life with Matt playing the role of the assassinated presidential candidate.

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The film will focus on RFK's progression from being the younger brother of President John F. Kennedy to becoming a national leader on his own before he was assassinated in 1968.

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But Matt won't make his decision on taking the role until he sees the final script — a very politically correct move!

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