I am all about Rob Lowe's faces of death in Steven Soderbergh's Behind the Candelabra. I mean, have you seen the movie yet? Never has a facelift acted so fiercely. Now, Deadline is reporting that the actor will be playing John F. Kennedy for a two-hour original drama from National Geographic called Killing Kennedy. The film is based on a best seller from Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard and is a sequel to Nat Geo's Killing Lincoln — because dead presidents make the best movie subjects, obviously.
The film is set in 1959 and follows the 35th president of the United States through the ranks until his assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald four years later. Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time) will play JFK's missus, Jacqueline Kennedy. The release is being timed to the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's death. How morbid of you Nat Geo.
Lowe has been a steady TV fixture (Parks and Recreation, Californication), but it's been nice to see him taking on some insanely over-the-top characters for film. Who can forget his fabulous line in Drew Peterson: Untouchable: "I'm untouchable, b*tch!" Will his JFK be as bonkers? Is it time to watch the surgery scenes in Behind the Candelabra again? Answer: it's always time.