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Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy cast in Aaron Sorkin's HBO pilot

Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy attends the 2011 Riverkeeper Fishermen's Ball on April 13, 2011, in New York. Getty

(CBS) Aaron Sorkin's HBO pilot is about the world of cable news, and now the scion of a political dynasty is joining the cast.

Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy has landed a role on the show, called "More as This Story Develops," according to the New York Post.

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The daughter of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (and granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy) joins a cast that already includes "Slumdog Millionaire" star Dev Patel, Alison Pill, Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer and Olivia Munn.

The recent Stanford graduate has been studying acting at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute, according to the Post, and this marks her first major role.

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