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Killing Kennedy aired last night, pulling in just under 3.4 million total viewers, as well. It was actually a tight race between both National Geographic original TV movies, and Killing Kennedy ended up with the better numbers
Following up on the first look photos of Rob Lowe and Ginnifer Goodwin as John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy for the TV adaptation of Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's Killing Kennedy comes our first look at Will Rothhaar and Michelle Trachtenberg for the film. Rothhaar is set to play former Marine and JFK's eventual assassin Lee harvey Oswald, while Trachtenberg, who can be seen holding a baby in the photo above, will play his wife Marina.
Yesterday, we got our first look at Rob Lowe as President John F. Kennedy for National Geographic's adaptation of Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's book Killing Kennedy. At that time, we were wondering when we'd get a peek at Once Upon a Time's Ginnifer Goodwin, who was cast to play the role of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. We didn't have to wait long for it. Nat Geo passed that image along to us today, and you can check it out above.
The photo shows Lowe looking downward, showing off Kennedy's very recognizable hairstyle. He's suited up and standing within view of an American Flag. The two-hour docudrama is based on O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's book, which follows the final years of Kennedy's life, leading to his assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald (Will Rothhaar) in November of 1963.
National Geographic’s Killing Lincoln was a huge ratings success for the network, but even before the historical TV movie aired, Nat Geo had already greenlighted Killing Kennedy, a TV movie based on another presidential assassination. With production for the new movie set to begin in June, on Tuesday the network announced some of the big castings for Killing Kennedy.
The National Geographic channel is really interested in killing off presidents right now. Next month, the network is set to air Killing Lincoln, a TV flick which, naturally, looks at the Lincoln assassination. Now, Nat Geo has greenlighted Killing Kennedy, a two-hour TV movie that will take a look into the Kennedy assassination.