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Rob Lowe to Play John F. Kennedy, Or At Least Bill O'Reilly's Version of John F. Kennedy

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May 28, 2013 | 2:17pm EDT

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Just goes to show you: even a poor, lowdown greaser from the North Zone can go on to become our nation's leader. Rob Lowe, whose Brat Pack beginnings have launched him to a career of playing criminals (and criminal attorneys) in Lifetime movies, is taking on a National Geographic film based on Bill O'Reilly's best seller Killing Kennedy. In the film, Lowe will embody the charmer that was our 35th president, John F. Kennedy.

Deadline reports that Lowe is joining the two-hour picture, which will focus on Lee Harvey Oswald's assassination of JFK. Playing beside the Commander-in-Chief will be Ginnifer Goodwin (as Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy) and Michelle Trachtenberg (as Oswald's wife, Marina Prusakova Oswald). No word yet on who will take the role of the assassin in question.

With Scott Peterson, a lawyer in the Casey Anthony trial, and Parks and recreation's vehemently cheerful city manager making up his recent small screen résumé, we're wondering if the actor can, indeed, take on the thick-haired, strong-jawed, Cuba-invading world leader? We can't say for certain, but we have an inkling: Problowebly.

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