May 29th, 2013
05:30 PM ET

Rob Lowe to play JFK

For his next role, Rob Lowe's headed for the White House.

The 49-year-old actor, fresh off a stint playing Liberace's plastic surgeon in HBO Films' "Behind the Candelabra," has lined up a gig playing President John F. Kennedy.

According to Deadline, Lowe will portray the president in National Geographic Channel's "Killing Kennedy," a two-hour drama based on the book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard.

The story begins in 1959, and follows the parallel lives of Kennedy and assassin Lee Harvey Oswald up until their paths cross in 1963.

Ginnifer Goodwin will play former First Lady Jackie O., while Michelle Trachtenberg has signed on to play Oswald's wife Marina.

"Killing Kennedy" is set to begin production in June to prepare for a release on National Geographic later this year.

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  1. Rob is what is important not his money or his cares...who cares...


    June 17, 2013 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rob is what is important no his money or his cares...who cares...

    June 17, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. spidyr2k

    Remember when National Geographic was about nature, culture, and science. Now this?

    June 17, 2013 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Rob lowe is what is important not these has been actresses


    May 31, 2013 at 5:50 am | Report abuse |
  5. M.A.P.

    He's not gay!? How dare he parade that face around and not be gay!

    May 31, 2013 at 5:28 am | Report abuse |
  6. happy days are here again

    i am attracted too rob and he's so hot now...i start too miss him when i don't see him. i have too be there more now.

    May 30, 2013 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. there is no michael or at least one that emm is now aware of...

    rob lowe is my kind of guy

    May 30, 2013 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Stewie

    I can't tell who is more attractive: the guy on the left or the guy on the right.

    May 30, 2013 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  9. You People are DISGUSTING

    Congratulations, Mr. Lowe. What an honor. I'm listening to the book right now. I'm sure you'll do a GREAT job. Best wishes.

    May 30, 2013 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  10. Steel


    Rob Lowe is such a pretty man - he makes me cream my jeans.

    May 30, 2013 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  11. SKY


    May 30, 2013 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  12. M.A.P.

    Is a JFK a fast food shop?

    May 30, 2013 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  13. She Posted a baby announcement on the web and your having another boy.

    May 30, 2013 at 3:05 am | Report abuse |
  14. Rob

    is the hottest man i have ever seen...he looks better now then he did when he was a young man...i feel he can pull
    this part off...

    May 29, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pliny


      While I normally find you to be nothing more than a boring, slow-witted annoyance, for once I am going to have to agree with you - Rob Lowe is just.plain.gorgeous! I get damp just looking at him. It's too bad he's not gay, or I'd be all over that!

      May 30, 2013 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |

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