Ginnifer Goodwin is becoming Rob Lowe’s first lady.
The pair will star in National Geographic’s telepic “Killing Kennedy.” Lowe (“Parks and Recreation”) will play President John F. Kennedy, with Goodwin (“Once Upon a Time”) as Jacqueline Kennedy. Michelle Trachtenberg will play the Russian-speaking Marina Oswald.
"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,” Howard T. Owens, president of the National Geographic Channels, said in a statement 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.”
The drama is an adaptation of Bill O’Reilly’s best seller, like “Killing Lincoln” before it. Ridley Scott will produce, as he did on “Killing Lincoln.” Nelson McCormick (“The Good Wife”) will direct. Playwright and screenwriter Kelly Masterson will write the teleplay. The two-hour story of Kennedy’s last days will begin production in June.
Lowe is represented by WME, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and O’Melveny & Myers. Goodwin is repped by WME, John Carrabino Management and Gendler & Kelly.