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First photo: Rob Lowe as JFK

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John F Kennedy By Aaron Shikler

My fellow Americans, are you ready to see Rob Lowe as our 35th president?

Below is the first image of the Parks and Recreation and The West Wing actor in his upcoming role as John F. Kennedy. Lowe stars in National Geographic Channel’s two-hour docu-drama Killing Kennedy, which is based on the best-selling book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard.

Killing Kennedy chronicles the final years of Kennedy and his assassin Lee Harvey Oswald (Will Rothhaar) leading up to their deaths in November 1963. Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time) will play First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and Michelle Trachtenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) is Oswald’s wife Marina. The film’s debut in November and coincide with the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s death. The project will be directed by Nelson McCormick (The West Wing).

Here’s Lowe as the iconic president, recreating his famous official portrait

John F Kennedy By Aaron Shikler

The original portrait:

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