Emma Stone to play JFK’s older sister in ‘Letters From Rosemary’

Rose Marie Kennedy was one of the first mental health patients to receive a prefrontal lobotomy

Emma Stone is set to play John F. Kennedy’s older sister Rosemary in a new film focusing on her life.

Letters From Rosemary will follow Rose Marie Kennedy’s struggle with her mental health, which led to her becoming one of the first patients to be given a prefrontal lobotomy. The operation left her permanently damaged.

According to Consequence Of Sound, the script, written by Nick Yarborough, will centre around the moments leading up to the operation and how the Kennedy family reacted to its results.

It was recently confirmed that Stone would appear alongside Jonah Hill in a new TV series from True Detective director Cary Fukunaga.

Based on the original Norwegian series, Maniac will see Hill and Stone reunite for the first time since they both appeared in 2007 Judd Apatow comedy Superbad.

The original series is about a man who lives a fantasy life in his dreams but in reality is locked up at an institution. Both Hill and Stone will play inmates at the institution with Deadline reporting that Fukunaga will direct each episode. Fukunaga made his name on S1 of True Detective before departing ahead of the critically-panned second outing.