Rob Lowe Channels President Kennedy for New TV Movie
The first photo from Killing Kennedy requires a double take.
Rob Lowe, 49 - who portrays John F. Kennedy in National Geographic Channel’s film adaptation of Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard’s book, Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot - looks like the real deal as the iconic president who was assassinated in 1963 at age 46.
The film, set for a small-screen release in November, also stars Ginnifer Goodwin as First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and Michelle Trachtenberg as Lee Harvey Oswald’s wife, Marina Oswald.
On Tuesday, Lowe - who also transformed himself to play Liberace’s plastic surgeon in HBO’s Behind the Candelabra - Tweeted that it was “extremely emotional” to see “@ginnygoodwin as Jackie Kennedy in the sad and awful blood-stained dress.”
The decision to produce the film follows the success of the same network’s release of Killing Lincoln, a movie about President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, which broke ratings records for the network.