Aaron Sorkin's adding some real political flavor to his HBO pilot: Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s daughter, Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy, has been cast in Sorkin's More As This Story Develops, The New York Post reports.
The drama stars Jeff Daniels as the co-anchor of a cable news show who must deal with a new team after his fellow host takes most of the staff with him to a new gig. Kennedy joins Olivia Munn, Sam Waterston, Alison Pill, Emily Mortimer and Dev Patel in the project.
Olivia Munn, Alison Pill sign on for Aaron Sorkin's HBO pilot
A Stanford graduate, Kennedy, 23, has been studying acting at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute. Her father, an environmental activist, is dating Curb Your Enthusiasm
's Cheryl Hines
, who has been introducing Kennedy to casting directors and producers, the paper says. More As This Story Develops
is her first major role.
Though the Kennedy clan is best known as a political dynasty, it does have a history in entertainment. The actress' great-grandfather, patriarch Joseph Kennedy, formed the legendary studio RKO Pictures in 1928.