Three adaptations have been nominated for 2014 Writers Guild Awards. Masters of Sex has been nominated for New Series and for Episodic Drama for its pilot episode. Orange Is the New Black has been nominated for Comedy Series and New Series as well as for Episodic Comedy for episodes “Pilot” and “Lesbian Request Denied.” And Killing Kennedy has been nominated in the Long Form – Adapted category. You can read all the nominations here. Which shows do you think should win?
National Geographic has released a new clip from their upcoming TV movie Killing Kennedy. It features Rob Lowe as JFK giving a famous speech about the Cuban Missile Crisis and Will Rothhaar as Oswald watching the speech with his friends and family.
Also check out this featurette in which Rothhaar talks about finding the humanity in his character:
National Geographic has released the first two minutes of Killing Kennedy, which premieres November 10th, and it’s . . . chilling.
Rob Lowe on playing Kennedy:
Ginnifer Goodwin on playing Jackie Kennedy:
Michelle Trachtenberg on playing Marina Oswald:
Eager for your first look at Killing Kennedy, National Geographic’s upcoming TV movie based on the book by Bill O’Reilly? Head over to the Huffington Post for a first look at the trailer as well as a really interesting behind-the-scenes video in which Rob Lowe and various members of the crew discuss filming not only the movie itself, but also putting together the trailer, ad campaign, photoshoots, and more. Killing Kennedy premieres on November tenth. The exclusive videos aren’t embeddable, so watch at the Huffington Post.
Ready for your first look at Rob Lowe as JFK – and your first taste of how he pulls off the famous accent? The National Geographic Channel has released the first trailer for Killing Kennedy, based on the book by Bill O’Reilly, which will premiere on November tenth. It also stars Ginnifer Goodwin, Michelle Trachtenberg, and Will Rothhaar.
Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive first look at Rob Lowe as John F. Kennedy in the upcoming National Geographic TV movie Killing Kennedy, based on the book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. Click the thumbnail to see the full image. His pose is based on the well-known official portrait of Kennedy, and looks eerily similar, but of course it helps that we can’t really see his face. Do you think you’ll be able to buy Lowe as Kennedy, or will seeing him primarily as Rob Lowe/Sam Seaborn/Chris Traeger/etc. get in the way?
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National Geographic has started casting for the second of its TV movies based on Bill O’Reilly’s historical books. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rob Lowe (The West Wing, Parks and Recreation) will play President John F. Kennedy in Killing Kennedy, with Ginnifer Goodwin (Big Love, Once Upon a Time) playing his wife Jacqueline Kennedy and Michelle Tractenberg (Buffy, Gossip Girl) in the role of Marina Oswald, the wife of Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey 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,” 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.”
Thoughts? Do Lowe and Goodwin look suitably Kennedy-esque to you?
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