BOSTON • The assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert gripped America of their time, however one other story involving their sister Rosemary isn’t any much less heartfelt.
Now, it will likely be explored in an upcoming biopic starring The Handmaid’s Tale actress Elisabeth Moss.
Rosemary underwent a botched lobotomy in her early 20s, which was supposed to assist her developmental difficulties, and lived in a facility in Wisconsin for many of her life.
In An American Saga, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin wrote that Rosemary’s politically formidable father, Mr Joseph Kennedy Sr, ordered the lobotomy to be carried out with out telling his spouse.
According to Goodwin’s account, “something went terribly wrong” through the mind surgical procedure and Rosemary emerged “far worse”.
The biopic – A Letter From Rosemary Kennedy – will probably be directed by Ritesh Batra. “The movies about the Kennedy family are deservedly stormy affairs, but here’s a story about the storms within all of us,” he stated in an announcement to Variety, which first reported the casting news.