Emma Stone is reportedly set to play the lead in an ambitious film that will push the Hollywood star to the max.
Letters From Rosemary will tell Rose Marie “Rosemary” Kennedy's tragic story on the big screen - and finally give her a voice.
For anyone not familiar with the story - hands up, we weren't - Rosemary Kennedy was the eldest sister of President John F. Kennedy, hidden away from the public and kept secret due to intellectual difficulties (Rosemary reportedly had a mental age of between eight and twelve).
After displaying behavioural problems at a time when they weren't fully understood, her father, Joseph Kennedy, Sr., arranged for her to have one of the first prefrontal lobotomies. When the procedure failed, Rosemary was left permanently incapacitated. She was only 23-years-old.
Now Variety reports that 27-year-old Stone is all set to play the forgotten Kennedy daughter in a biopic that will focus on the devastating procedure and the effect it had on the iconic Kennedy clan after it went so terribly wrong.
Stone clearly has an eye for strong characters - the actress is also set to take on the role of tennis star Billie Jean King in Battle Of The Sexes. The movie will feature a 1973 tennis match in which King, ranked No. 2 at the time, beat former champion Bobby Riggs after he claimed that the women's game was inferior to the men's.
Hmm, sound familiar? With tennis gender equality back in the news yet again, we bet Serena Williams will be first in the cinema queue to watch that one...