By Film Threat Staff | October 11, 2006

Because it’s so much better when you make a movie about a real person and said person’s family doesn’t consider you an opportunist Hell-bent on exploiting a legacy, the Weinstein Company proudly announces that the Kennedy Family has given their support to the upcoming motion picture “Bobby.”

“Our family is grateful to Emilio Estevez and the extraordinary cast of ‘Bobby’ for remembering Robert Kennedy’s life and his commitment to social justice, peace and equality. Hopefully the film will inspire a new generation to make gentle the life of the world.” states Mrs. Robert F. Kennedy.

Kerry Kennedy agrees, “To remember Robert Kennedy’s life, his commitment to social justice and civil rights, his determination to end war and to make America an instrument of a more just and peaceful world is the purpose of this movie – and for that our family is most grateful to Emilio Estevez, Harvey Weinstein and the cast of extraordinary talents that have made this project possible. In the last 38 years, there has been no more important moment to remember his values and vision for our great country and its purpose in our troubled world. Younger generations will now hear Robert Kennedy’s words, they will understand the greatness of his life and find the inspiration to dedicate themselves to all he sought to achieve.”

“Bobby,” written and directed by Emilio Estevez, revisits the night Robert F. Kennedy was gunned down at the Ambassador Hotel in 1968. With an incredible ensemble cast portraying fictionalized characters from a cross-section of America, the film follows 22 individuals who are all at the hotel for different purposes but share the common thread of anticipating Kennedy’s arrival at the primary election night party, which would change their lives forever. This historic night is set against the backdrop of the cultural issues gripping the country at the time, including racism, sexual inequality and class differences.

The film features Harry Belafonte, Joy Bryant, Nick Cannon, Emilio Estevez, Laurence Fishburne, Brian Geraghty, Heather Graham, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Hunt, Joshua Jackson, David Krumholtz, Ashton Kutcher, Shia LaBeouf, Lindsay Lohan, William H. Macy, Svetlana Metkina, Demi Moore, Freddy Rodriguez, Martin Sheen, Christian Slater, Sharon Stone, Jacob Vargas, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Elijah Wood.

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