I can't think of any year when Matt Damon wasn't riding high, but 2010 seems to be a whole new phase of pervasiveness, undoubtedly due to that Invictus Best Supporting Actor nomination. Not only does he have a deal or two brewing with Ben Affleck and Warner Bros, Deadline Hollywood Daily reports that he's eying another true life tale -- a biopic of Robert F. Kennedy.

The film will be based on Evan Thomas' Kennedy biography Robert Kennedy: His Life, and has Gary Ross attached to direct, and Steven Knight handling the script. DHD says that Damon is waiting to officially sign on until he sees the script. But it would suggest he has taken a shine to playing real life individuals after The Informant! (based on a true story, though I'm not certain how much Damon's Mark Whitacre has in common with the real man) and Invictus. He's also been attached to Steven Soderbergh's Liberace biopic for some time.

But Whitacre, Francois Pienaar, and Scott Thorson have nothing on Robert Kennedy. Can Damon pull it off? I think so. He has the right looks and the right accent, and while he doesn't seem to go as Method as other biopic actors might (I don't think he's goes around asking everyone call him Pienaar, for example), this could be the film he really digs into. On the other hand, do we really need to see another Kennedy movie just for the thrill of seeing someone else imitate a member of that tragic family?
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