Actor-turned-movie maker Emilio Estevez has picked a little known US TV actor to play the lead role of ROBERT KENNEDY in his allstar movie BOBBY.

Former soap star Mark Valley, who played Sienna Miller's flatmate in now defunct US show KEEN EDDIE has landed the sought after role.

According to website, Valley will play the assassinated presidential candidate with the real Kennedy - via vintage newsreel footage.

Valley apparently won the role after Estevez caught the actor's turn as Kennedy in another film, George Wallace.

Josh Jackson, Harry Belafonte, Lindsay Lohan and Estevez's former girlfriend Demi Moore are also among the cast of the new movie, based around the events of Kennedy's death in Los Angeles in 1968.