Letters from Rosemary: Emma Stone to Play President Kennedy Sister

Emma tone will star in the Black List spec script, Letters from Rosemary.

The script tells the story of Rose Marie “Rosemary” Kennedy, the first-born daughter to Rose Fitzgerald and Joseph Kennedy Sr. and the eldest sister of President John F. Kennedy and senators Robert F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy.

After displaying behavioral problems and mental disability that was kept secret, Joseph Kennedy arranged one of the first lobotomies for her when she was 23.

The procedure was botched and left her permanently incapacitated.  Written by first-timer Nick Yarborough, the script looks at the moments leading up to the procedure and how it affected the whole family.

Steve Golin and Doug Wald of Anonymous Content, whose Spotlight won the Best Picture Oscar, will produce the project. Allard Cantor, Jarrod Murray and Richard Arlook will also be involved as producers.

Other than “Spotlight,” Anonymous was also behind “The Revenant,” which saw Leonardo DiCaprio take home best actor Alejandro G. Inarritu take home best director and they are also behind critically acclaimed TV shows like “Mr. Robot” and “True Detective.”

With Stone, the actress continues to show a knack of picking high-profile commercial pics like “The Help” and “Crazy Stupid Love” and prestige roles like her Oscar-nominated part in “Birdman.”