It’s 1959. Two men face major turning points in their lives: one is in Washington, D.C., preparing to announce his presidential candidacy, while the other is at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, renouncing his American citizenship. Two seemingly unrelated occurrences, starting both on a cataclysmic path that would alter the course of history. National Geographic Channel’s Killing Kennedy, produced by Scott Free Productions and based on the best-selling book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, chronicles this buildup to one of America’s most shocking events: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Lee Harvey Oswald. Starring Rob Lowe (President Kennedy), Will Rothhaar (Lee Harvey Oswald), with Michelle Trachtenberg (Marina Oswald), and Ginnifer Goodwin (Jacqueline Kennedy), the film charts the highs and lows of two men, and two relationships, that would eventually intersect with not one but two shocking deaths that stunned a nation.
The two-hour docudrama features Rob Lowe as John F. Kennedy and Will Rothhaar as Lee Harvey Oswald, with Michelle Trachtenberg as Marina Oswald and Ginnifer Goodwin as Jacqueline Kennedy. Produced by Scott Free Productions and based on the best-selling book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, Killing Kennedy chronicles the build-up to one of America’s most shocking events: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Lee Harvey Oswald. Specifically, the film charts the highs and lows of two men and two relationships that would eventually intersect with two shocking deaths that stunned a nation. Killing Kennedy takes audiences deeper inside the story than ever before by examining events that led both men to Dallas on that fateful day in November 1963, and by offering a rare and human look at the people at the heart of it all.