Actor Will Rothhaar has been cast in the role of one of America’s most notorious, and conspiracy surrounded, assassins: Lee Harvey Oswald. Rothhaar (Battle: Los Angeles) will be joining Rob Lowe as President John F. Kennedy, Ginnifer Goodwin as Jacqueline Kennedy and Michelle Trachtenberg as Marina Oswald in the National Geographic Channel two-hour movie.
The movie, titled simply ‘Killing Kennedy’ is an adaptation of the Bill O’Reilly novel 'Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot'. This is the second of O’Reilly’s best-selling novels to be adapted for the screen, ‘Killing Lincoln’ having premiered four months ago to 3.4 million viewers. ‘Killing Kennedy’ will share the same producer as ‘Lincoln’, with Ridley Scott of Scott Free Productions teaming up with director Nelson McCormick and playwright and screenwriter Kelly Masterson.
‘Killing Kennedy’ will chronicle the story of the last days of Kennedy’s life and will premiere in 171 countries that carry Nat Geo. The premiere will be timed to occur alongside the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination, later this year. Production for the project will begin later this month while Lowe and Goodwin are on hiatus from their respective shows, ‘Parks and Recreation’ and ‘Once Upon a Time’.
Do you think that Rothhaar will play a good Oswald in ‘Killing Kennedy’?