The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today that they have acquired the domestic distribution rights to Emilio Estevez’s ensemble political-culture drama Bobby. The flick was written and directed by Emilio Estevez and stars a massive cast including Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Emilio Estevez, Elijah Wood, Sharon Stone, Freddy Rodriguez, Nick Cannon, Lindsay Lohan, Shia LaBeouf, Brian Geraghty, William H. Macy, Helen Hunt, Christian Slater, Martin Sheen, Heather Graham, Laurence Fishburne, Jacob Vargas, Joy Bryant, Kip Pardue, David Krumholtz, Harry Belafonte, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Svetlana Metkina. The announcement was made today by Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of TWC and Agnes Mentre, head of acquisitions for TWC.
Currently in post-production the film is produced by Litvak, Edward Bass and Holly Wiersma and executive produced by Gary Michael Walters and Dan Grodnik. The project was brought to TWC by Michelle Krumm, executive vice president of acquisitions and co-productions for TWC.
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.
“Bobby is one of those incredibly unique projects that gives you great insight in to the zeitgeist of this time in our country’s history,” said Weinstein. “It’s a real credit to Estevez and Bold and their commitment to this project that attracted such a talented cast.”
Estevez said, “I am off-the-charts thrilled that Bobby has found a home with The Weinstein Company. Harvey and his team at TWC are the perfect place for this and I can’t imagine a better company to distribute my picture.”
“We are excited to be working with Harvey and The Weinstein Company,” said Litvak. “There’s no one better at marketing and promoting, especially when it comes to a politically charged film.”
Krumm, and Michael Cole, co-president of production negotiated on behalf of TWC, while William Morris Independent negotiated on behalf of Gary Michael Walters and David Lancaster of Bold Films.