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Kathleen 'Kick' Kennedy In Aaron Sorkin's 'More As This Story Develops'

Kathleen Kennedy

First Posted: 07/05/11 01:50 PM ET Updated: 09/04/11 06:12 AM ET

Aaron Sorkin has tackled the news business in "Sports Night," and he's tackled newsmakers, in "The West Wing." Now, he's combining the two, and already, has a real life story on his hands.

Sorkin, who is developing the behind-the-scenes cable news drama, "More As This Story Develops" for HBO, has cast Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy, daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., in the show, marking the first major role for the Stanford and Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute graduate, the NY Post reports.

The casting marks a nice full-circle for the Kennedy clan in show business: Joseph Kennedy, the family patriarch, was a big studio bigwig back in his day, and then, following their political dynasty in the 60s, they became the subject of years of productions. Now, they'll be back in the world of making the films -- about subject matter other than themselves.

Kennedy joins a cast that has Jeff Daniels and Olivia Munn in place to star, as well as Sam Waterson, Josh Pence and Emily Mortimer. Last week, he cast "Slumdog Millionaire" star Dev Patel in the show.

Sorkin has said that he wants to take the cynical edge of the public's perception of the news media, much in the same way he tried to do with his White House drama "The West Wing."

"It'll be aspirational. It'll be wish fulfillment. But they're going to lose as much as they're going to win," he told TV Guide in February. "In other words, it's not going to be a fantasy. They're going to be trying to do well in a context where it's very difficult to do well when there are commercial concerns and political concerns and corporate concerns."

For more, click over to the NY Post.

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