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Published On: Wed, May 29th, 2013

‘Once Upon a Time’ star Ginnifer Goodwin joins Rob Lowe as Jackie and JFK in ‘Killing Kennedy’

Once Upon a Time star Ginnifer Goodwin has signed on to play Jackie Kennedy Onassis in the upcoming Killing Kennedy TV movie based on the Bill O’Reilly book for Nat Geo.

ginnifer_goodwin_once_upon_a_time_posterGoodwin joins famous actor Rob Lowe, who will play the President and Michelle Trachtenberg. The THR reports in a May 28 article that Killing Kennedy begins in 1959 and follows the paths of Kennedy (Lowe) — a member of one of the United States’ most wealthy and powerful families — and his assassin Lee Harvey Oswald — a disillusioned former Marine and Marxist — until they collide in Dallas four years later. Goodwin will play former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, while Trachtenberg will play Oswald’s Russian wife Marina.

“We are thrilled to be working with Rob Lowe, Ginnifer Goodwin and Michelle Trachtenberg, three gifted artists who have responded to this timely, authentic and entertaining material,” said Howard T. Owens, president of the National Geographic Channels, in a statement announcing the news Tuesday.

“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.”

Production on Killing Kennedy will begin in June in Richmond, Virginia, with Nelson McCormick directing from a script by Kelly Masterson, for a premiere later this year in the United States and globally in 171 countries, timed to the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination.

This is the Nat Geo’s second collaboration with Lowe this year. In April, he narrated the network’s six-part miniseries The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us. 

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  2. Brandt Hardin says:

    This windbag’s book is sacriledge as will be the movie. O’Reilly is just one of the talking heads guarding the inhabitants of Bullsh*t Mountain from rejoining the world of the sane. Fox News is a propaganda machine which dumbs down America by the day through disinformation and their slanted agendas. See their anchors spewing forth feces from their mouths in my visual homage to the network on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-fox-news-scylla-guardian-of-bullsht.html

  3. History Buzz May 29, 2013: ‘Once Upon a Time’ star Ginnifer Goodwin joins Rob Lowe as Jackie and JFK in National Geographic’s ‘Killing Kennedy’ « History Buzz says:

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