Handmaid’s Tale star Elisabeth Moss will play the late Rosemary Kennedy in Ritesh Batra’s next directorial venture, A Letter From Rosemary Kennedy. Rosemary was the younger sister of former US President John F Kennedy. The Hollywood Reporter wrote that the film’s story is based on a black list spec (annual survey of the “most liked” motion picture screenplays not yet produced) script by first-timer Nick Yarborough that will chronicle the life of Rosemary, who spent a lifetime hidden from public view because of the political ambitions of her father, Joseph Kennedy. “The movies about the Kennedy family are deservedly stormy affairs, but here’s a story about the storms within all of us. This is why I am excited to tell this story, and to collaborate with Elisabeth, a fabulously talented actor,” The Lunchbox director Batra said.
Madame Tussauds’ waxwork museum is launching a waxwork figure of Tom Hardy for fans to get an unusual chance to get close to their idol — a beating heart that visitors can pose with and even cuddle. The figure depicts Hardy seated on a couch, his arm resting on the back. The museum said in a statement that it features a beating heart and a “soft, warm torso.”
Comedian Russell Brand will star as an assassin in the action comedy Butterfingers. The 42-year-old will play a hitman who has befallen bad times in the film, to be directed by Barnaby Southcombe, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The story follows Brand’s Keith (known as Butterfingers) as he competes against archrival Perry, who is after the same target in Spain.