Estevez pens, helms 'Bobby'

Anthony Hopkins is set to star in Emilio Estevez’s ensemble political-cultural drama “Bobby” from Bold Films, while Demi Moore is in final negotiations.

Greenlit pic, which Estevez wrote and will direct, revisits the night Robert F. Kennedy was gunned down at the Ambassador Hotel in 1968. Story is about how the lives of those at the hotel that evening intersected.

Movie will take place against the backdrop of the cultural issues gripping the country at the time, including racism, sexual inequality and class differences.

Bold Films’ Edward Bass is producer, while Bold’s Michel Litvak, Gary Michael Waters and Dan Grodnik will exec produce. Hopkins also will exec produce.

Other Bold projects include “Mini’s First Time,” starring Alec Baldwin, Nikki Reed, Carrie-Anne Moss and Jeff Goldblum, and “Slingshot,” starring David Arquette, Thora Birch, Balthazar Getty and Julianna Margulies.

Bold, based in L.A. with offices in London, just completed production on Joey Lauren Adams’ directorial debut, “Come Early Morning,” starring Ashley Judd.

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