Emma Stone to Star in Black List Script ‘Letters From Rosemary’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Emma Stone is attached to 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 that caused her to fall behind the achievements of her siblings due to a mental disability that was long kept secret, Joseph Kennedy arranged one of the first prefrontal lobotomies for her when she was 23.

The procedure was botched and left her permanently incapacitated. The spec, written by first-timer Nick Yarborough, will take a look at the moments leading up to the procedure and how it affected the family going forward.

Steve Golin and Doug Wald of Anonymous Content, whose “Spotlight” just took the top prize at the Oscars, will produce the project. Allard Cantor, Jarrod Murray and Richard Arlook will also be involved as producers and the producers found the script via the Black List website.

For Anonymous, this marks another hard hitting drama the banner can add to their ever growing list of hard-hitting dramatic material that will surely have heat at award season whenever it should bow. 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 highly regarded prestige roles like her Oscar-nominated part in “Birdman.”

Stone, who is repped by Anonymous Content, WME and attorney PJ Shapiro, was recently attached to star in an untitled comedy series with Jonah Hill that Anonymous is also producing and is set to star as Billie Jean King in Fox Searchlight’s “Battle of the Sexes.”

Yarborough is repped by WME and Epicenter.

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  1. Katy tunis says:

    How much is big this medical disaster ????

  2. Kathie Hansen says:

    I don’t like it right off the bat, because I don’t believe she ever had a mental problem. I think she was rebellious and crossed her father one too many times.

  3. Alex says:

    I’ve noticed historians and Hollywood has been getting tougher on the Kennedys, it’s likely because all their defenders are either dead or in rest homes. Now people are looking at who these people really where and they don’t like what they see.

  4. Kel says:

    This got a 2 and a 4 on the Black List so stop giving the Black List so much credit, the people over there don’t know what they’re doing.

  5. IT--II--IT says:

    “I am now 100% SURE!
    ——————-I have NO doubt in my mind!
    ————————————– – -that JFK! [ – –and RFK, Joe Jr and JFK Jr]
    ————————————————————–his OWN death.”
    Provocative Enlightenment Radio
    BE a MAN.
    DARE to LISTEN and LOOK again for YOUR SELF.

  6. ex360 says:

    “this marks another hard hitting drama the banner can add to their ever growing list of hard-hitting dramatic material”
    A hard hitting drama in the hard-hitting dramatic list? Really?

    “the actress continues to show a knack of picking high-profile commercial pics…” like Gangster Squad and Aloha.

  7. James says:

    “Oh, look we found another point of view or some piece of history we can approach the same subject all over again.” So it goes with Kennedy related and WWII movies. Just so tired of both.

  8. shark says:

    Someone wants an Oscar. Is Clementine going to let you borrow her personality sandblaster?

  9. Kel says:

    If it was on the blacklist then it’s probably bad.

  10. DougW says:

    Love Emma, but this doesn’t sound like it will be at the top of the stack of screeners to watch over the holidays.

  11. Bobby Craig says:

    Hmm, five managers attached to produce. Golin obviously attached himself when the script came to Stone who Anonymous reps. That dude has a sick setup. Pretty easy to get great material when you just use your company’s clients to get it. What constitutes producing these days? Finding a script on a website or contest? Repping a client in the movie? Tricking a naive new writer into thinking that their young managers can make the movie when they really intended to just take a credit and paycheck and move onto their next project and client? Isn’t that their job as managers, to get the project into the hands of people who can make it? Real producers should be outraged at all these managers frivolously attaching themselves when they have the leverage. It’s the most abused credit in Hollywood and has lost most of its meaning as a result of projects having dozens of “producers”, in some cases. It’s like calling yourself a heart surgeon when all you did was drive the patient to the hospital and observe the procedure from behind the glass of the OR. Shameful business practice, guys.

    • Ellis says:

      You obviously know nothing about anyone involved with this project. Sorry you’re so bitter.

    • Leon Spinks says:

      Einstein, “pretty easy to get great material when you just use your company’s client list to get it”? First you have to create the entire company that represents those star clients. Good luck doing that. It also doesn’t hurt when you’ve produced about fifty movies and dominated/revolutionized the music video and commercial industries as well as film and television.

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