"Bobby," a star-studded drama set around the RFK assassination, has attracted the attentions of the Weinstein Company.
TWC will handle domestic distribution on the Emilio Estevez's film, which was financed by Michel Litvak's Bold Films.
"'Bobby' is one of those incredibly unique projects that gives you great insight in to the zeitgeist of this time in our country's history," says Harvey Weinstein in a statement. "It's a real credit to Estevez and Bold and their commitment to this project that attracted such a talented cast."
It is, indeed a talented cast. The film takes place on one evening in 1968 at Los Angeles' Ambassador Hotel, showing how those in the hotel's lives intersected around the Robert F. Kennedy's shooting. Written and directed by Estevez, the ensemble includes Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Lindsay Lohan, Elijah Wood, William H. Macy, Helen Hunt, Christian Slater, Heather Graham, Laurence Fishburne, Freddy Rodriguez, Nick Cannon, Estevez, Martin Sheen, Shia LaBeouf, Jacob Vargas, Brian Geraghty, Joshua Jackson, Joy Bryant, Svetlana Metkina, Kip Pardue, David Krumholtz, Harry Belafonte and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
"I am off-the-charts thrilled that "Bobby" has found a home with The Weinstein Company," says Estevez, who spent years trying to get "Bobby" in front of cameras. "Harvey and his team at TWC are the perfect place for this and I can't imagine a better company to distribute my picture."Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times