Kathleen 'Kick' Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s daughter, has been cast in a role in Aaron Sorkin's new HBO pilot called More As This Story Develops,  a drama set in the world of cable news which also stara Dev Patel of Slumdog Millionaire, with major support from Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer and Olivia Munn.

Kennedy is a recent graduate of Stanford University and studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute.

Source say she has been getting enviable career advice from her father's new girlfriend, the Curb Your Enthusiasm star Cheryl Hines, who's been introducing Kick to top tier casting agents and producers in tinsel town.

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Family history will make her feel right at home. Kick's great-grandfather, Joseph P. Kennedy, once formed RKO Pictures - a formidable studio that was once one of the Big Five back in the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Kennedy granddaughter gets Hollywood break in HBO drama