Following the success of National Geographic's adaptation of Bill O'Reilly's book Killing Lincoln, Nat Geo is bringing Killing Kennedy to the small screen. Of course, plans for that were in the works even before Lincoln debuted. And the network had so much faith in O'Reilly's work that they're already on board to adapt Killing Jesus, which won't even hit shelves until September. That's thinking ahead though. The photo above, as you may have surmised, shows us Rob Lowe as the title character in the Killing Kennedy adaptation.
This first look at Lowe as President John F. Kennedy comes courtesy of Entertainment Weekly and 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. Directed by Nelson McCormick, the TV movie is expected to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's death later this year.
In addition to Rob Lowe, who stands the chance of delivering a pretty outstanding performance in this role - here's hoping - the cast includes Ginnifer Goodwin, who's playing First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and Michelle Trachtenberg, who will play Oswald's wife Marina. As great as this first look photo is, I'm now especially eager to see how Once Upon a Time's Goodwin looks as Jackie Kennedy. Something tells me that's going to be a fantastic look for her.
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