Rob Lowe, Ginnifer Goodwin to Co-Star in Killing Kennedy


WASHINGTON, D.C.: Rob Lowe has been cast as President John F. Kennedy in the upcoming factual drama Killing Kennedy, while Ginnifer Goodwin stars opposite as First Lady Jackie Kennedy.

Rounding out the cast is Michelle Trachtenberg, taking on the Russian-speaking role of Marina Oswald. The TV event is being produced by Scott Free Productions. It is based on the best-selling book by Bil O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. Killing Kennedy will premiere on National Geographic Channel in the U.S. later this year and globally in 171 countries and 38 launches. The original production is timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination.

“We are thrilled to be working with Rob Lowe, Ginnifer Goodwin and Michelle Trachtenberg, three gifted artists whom have responded to this timely, authentic and entertaining material,” said Howard T. Owens, president of the National Geographic Channels. “With Killing Kennedy, timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK, National Geographic Channel continues to bring daring, culturally significant television events to our growing global audience.”