Weinsteins To Present Estevez's "Bobby"

by | March 17, 2006 | Comments

The Weinstein Co. has acquired Emilio Estevez‘s ensemble drama "Bobby," which follows the 1968 assassination of Robert Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel and its effect on the hotel’s inhabitants, played by a vast, star-studded cast.

Estevez has been relatively quiet in recent years, but is likely to regain A-list level attention with "Bobby," which he wrote, directed, and co-stars in. Headlining the cast are heavyweights Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, and Elijah Wood, and they’re given additional support by an endless cast that includes (take a deep breath) Lindsay Lohan, William H. Macy, Helen Hunt, Christian Slater, Heather Graham, Laurence Fishburne, Martin Sheen, Shia LaBeouf, Joshua Jackson, David Krumholtz, Freddy Rodriguez, Nick Cannon, Svetlana Metkina, Kip Pardue, Harry Belafonte, Joy Bryant, Brian Geraghty, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jacob Vargas, and Estevez himself. Whew!

From the Weinstein Co. press release: ""Bobby" 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."

More character tidbits from The Hollywood Reporter: "Anthony Hopkins stars as the hotel’s retired but ever-present doorman. Lindsay Lohan and Elijah Wood appear as a couple who get engaged so that Wood’s character can avoid being sent to the front lines in the Vietnam War, an arrangement made by his Vietnam vet brother and her boyfriend (Kip Pardue).

Estevez and former fiancee Demi Moore play romantically linked down-and-out entertainers.

Sharon Stone plays a beautician married to the hotel’s manager (William H. Macy), who works alongside a chef (Laurence Fishburne), busboy (Freddy Rodriguez), phone operators (Heather Graham and Joy Bryant) and a food and beverage manager (Christian Slater).

Helen Hunt and Martin Sheen, Estevez’ father, portray married socialites staying at the hotel. Joshua Jackson plays a Kennedy volunteer, and Harry Belafonte rounds out the star ensemble as the ex-doorman’s retired friend."

No exact release date has been set, but "Bobby" is likely to hit theaters in Fall 2006.

Tag Cloud

political drama Summer Best and Worst Rocky Ellie Kemper 2015 El Rey AMC Fox News 007 Crackle war TCA Video Games science fiction X-Men Amazon OWN Netflix adventure Bravo thriller Cartoon Network Schedule boxoffice TBS Year in Review TCM NYCC Red Carpet composers period drama HBO FOX Action American Society of Cinematographers police drama Star Wars Pop Dark Horse Comics Martial Arts Rock CBS All Access Election 24 frames USA social media sports Ghostbusters cops Extras Infographic Rom-Com Esquire Disney Channel Reality Box Office E! Nominations Cosplay Thanksgiving FX BBC America Set visit Star Trek FXX Showtime Trailer Certified Fresh Photos Winter TV Pirates Marathons NBC Fantasy docudrama Adult Swim Writers Guild of America ABC aliens YA RT History DirecTV Starz Country Sundance Biopics diversity Disney Drama Countdown CNN Sci-Fi VICE Comedy GoT Musicals 2017 Valentine's Day technology Reality Competition PBS The CW Holidays ITV President Freeform Mary Tyler Moore Winners Marvel BBC travel crime thriller discovery Lifetime dramedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt crime TV transformers Opinion VH1 TNT Calendar GIFs Teen TV Land psycho CMT vampires cinemax Fall TV Watching Series Toys TruTV zombie IFC crime drama Universal ABC Family Spring TV Syfy Logo singing competition A&E MSNBC comiccon WGN TIFF Interview Animation ESPN Super Bowl biography serial killer TLC Comic Book politics Kids & Family based on movie Superheroes Food Network Comedy Central Tumblr Hulu Lionsgate Premiere Dates sitcom GLAAD Awards Trivia Character Guide Tomatazos Mindy Kaling PaleyFest E3 Podcast BET Horror TCA 2017 Music Musical Emmys History MTV DC Comics Mystery supernatural LGBTQ 2016 CBS harry potter SundanceTV SDCC APB Masterpiece Nickelodeon First Look cooking Sneak Peek Polls and Games historical drama Nat Geo The Arrangement Grammys Oscars