October 01, 2016  

Matt Damon Feels Pressured Portraying Robert F. Kennedy

March 11, 2010 (10:03 am) GMT
Tapped to play U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Matt Damon admits that playing 'a pretty important person' takes a lot of responsibility.

is feeling the pressure of playing tragic U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy in a forthcoming biopic, because the role comes with "a lot of responsibility". Damon is in talks to play the politician who was assassinated in 1968, just five years after his brother President John F. Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas, Texas.

The movie will be directed by Seabiscuit helmer Gary Ross, and based on Evan Thomas' biography of Kennedy, titled "His Life". Damon has confirmed he'll take the starring role if he likes the script, but admits he's intimidated by the prospect of playing Kennedy.

He says, "Well I don't know that I can (play him well). It's part of the challenge, but I'm pretty confident I could do it. It would be a lot of research and time put in. Where I come from, he's a pretty important person and it's a lot of responsibility ... the script comes in in a few weeks and hopefully (it's) a good script."

Kennedy has previously been portrayed on screen by in 1974 TV movie "The Missiles of October", by in "The Kennedys of Massachusetts", and more recently by Dave Fraunces in 2006's "".

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Donald Trump Has His Own Porn Video Despite Bashing Alicia Machado for Her Sex Tape
  2. 'Criminal Minds' Finds Thomas Gibson's Replacement, John Legend Lands 'Underground' Role
  3. Kim Kardashian Pays Tribute to Late Dad With Throwback Video on His Death Anniversary
  4. Colin Trevorrow Says 'Jurassic World 2' Will Have More Scares and Animatronic Dinosaurs
  5. Nicole Kidman Says She Was Too Young When She Married Tom Cruise
  6. Watch Trailer for 30 Seconds to Mars' 'Camp Mars: The Concert Film'
  7. Britney Spears Sucks Helium and Hilariously Sings a Taylor Swift Hit
  8. 'Twin Peaks' Debuts Extended Chilling Teaser Featuring Familiar Tune