Broadway director Sam Gold is in talks to make his feature filmmaking debut with Emma Stone‘s Letters From Rosemary.
The Amazing Spider-Man star will portray Rose Marie ‘Rosemary’ Kennedy, the older sister of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, in the movie, which will chronicle the events surrounding the life-changing surgery which left her permanently incapacitated.
Rosemary had displayed signs of a mental disability and struggled with behavioral problems during her youth, prompting her father, Joseph Kennedy, Sr., to arrange for the then-23-year-old to receive one of the first prefrontal lobotomies to help cure her illness. However, the procedure failed.
Gold has been tapped to direct the heartbreaking biopic, which was written by Nick Yarborough. His initial script for the movie previously landed a coveted spot on Hollywood’s Black List of unproduced screenplays.
If he signs on, the project will mark Gold’s first big screen job, after previously winning acclaim in the theatre world as a director, including a Tony Award for his hit 2015 musical Fun Home.
He has previously worked with stars like Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal on the stage, while he will direct Sally Field in an early 2017 revival of The Glass Menagerie.
Gold is also set to take charge of an upcoming Off Broadway run of Othello, starring Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo, who will tackle the titular role. James Bond action man Craig will portray Iago.