The Weinstein Co. has picked up domestic rights to Bold Films’ “Bobby,” the drama directed by Emilio Estevez about the night Bobby Kennedy was assassinated at L.A.’s Ambassador Hotel in 1968.
Ensemble cast includes Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone and William H. Macy.
TWC expects to release the film, now in post, in the fall. Pickup beat out several other suitors.
Story, from a screenplay by Estevez, sets the lives of those at the hotel that night against the cultural and political backdrop of the time.
In addition to Bold’s Michel Litvak, producers are Edward Bass and Holly Wiersma. Gary Michael Waters and Dan Grodnik are exec producers. Lisa Niedenthal is co-producing.
TWC co-chair Harvey Weinstein said the film was one of those “unique projects that gives you great insight into the zeitgeist of this time in our country’s history.”
Project was brought in by TWC exec VP of acquisitions and co-productions Michelle Krumm.
Part of the pic was shot on location at the Ambassador last fall before the hotel was torn down.