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Bobby Kennedy’s life inspires a Hulu series

Chris Pine, who has played Captain Kirk in “Star Trek’’ films and is in the hit movie “Wonder Woman,’’ will star in and executive produce Hulu’s limited series.
Chris Pine, who has played Captain Kirk in “Star Trek’’ films and is in the hit movie “Wonder Woman,’’ will star in and executive produce Hulu’s limited series.

Hulu is planning to adapt former Globie Larry Tye’s well-reviewed biography of Robert F. Kennedy, called “Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon.” The book will become a limited series, like Hulu’s best-known limited series so far, the adaptation of Stephen King’s “11.22.63,” which also had a Kennedy theme.

Who’ll play the senator, a role already inhabited by Jeffrey Donovan, Andrew McCarthy, Barry Pepper, Linus Roache, and Martin Sheen? None other than Chris Pine, who has played Captain Kirk in three “Star Trek” films but who showed his true acting chops in last year’s “Hell or High Water.” Pine, who is in the hit “Wonder Woman,” will also executive produce the series.

Let’s hope Pine does his accent homework; there’s little more exhausting that the squawking and cooing sounds that Hollywood thinks can pass for “Boston Aristocrat.”

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The show doesn’t have a title yet, nor have other cast members been announced. Todd E. Kessler of “The Good Wife,” “Nashville,” and “The Practice” will be involved as both a writer and an executive producer.

Matthew Gilbert can be reached at gilbert@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.