Former Brat Pack couple Demi Moore and Emilio Estevez are set to reunite for a new movie about assassinated US political leader Robert F Kennedy.

Estevez is directing the project, titled BOBBY, and Moore is in negotiations to play a leading role, alongside SIR Anthony Hopkins, according to movie gossip website Moviehole.net.

THE BREAKFAST CLUB star admits he felt compelled to make the movie because the death of Kennedy, who was shot dead at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles in 1968, was a major incident in his youth.

He says, "It was important if you were a 19-year-old man at the time that Bobby Kennedy was running for president, because his promise was to get us out of the war, rather than escalate it.

"But my intention with Bobby is not to make a political picture, although the 1968 California primary figures prominently in the story. The film is about being at critical mass - critical mass in relationships or between races... and the hotel and the characters under its roof serve as a microcosm for what was happening in the country during that time.

"The entire country was experiencing critical mass! Culturally, we all unraveled after that tragic night on June 5. And now, 37 years later, our country has reached critical mass once again."

Estevez will not only direct the movie; he plans to appear in it and has written the screenplay.