Michelle Trachtenberg has proved that she can not only play the role, but also look the part in the upcoming Killing Kennedy film by the National Geographic Channel. The American actress will play as Marina Oswald, the wife of Lee Harvey Oswald, in the TV film that digs into the final years of President John F. Kennedy.
Lee Harvey Oswald was responsible for assassinating the president in 1963 before being shot and killed by a Texas nightclub owner while being transferred to a county jail. The devastating story has since been turned into a book, which the Killing Kennedy film is based on.
The film is set to debut in December and now that first-look photos have been released the hype is growing by the minute. Trachtenberg will play next to Will Rothhaar, who will be featured as Lee Harvey Oswald, while other stars are in the mix as well.
“We are thrilled to be working with Rob Lowe, Ginnifer Goodwin and Michelle Trachtenberg, three gifted artists whom have responded to this timely, authentic and entertaining material,” Howard T. Owens, president of the National Geographic Channels, said in a statement about their new film.
“I am so excited for the challenge to portray Marina Oswald, and to do my first role speaking only in Russian,” she said. “I’m the only actor playing someone who is still alive, so I want to stay as true to her as possible. This is a story about JFK’s assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald and his wife Marina. And it is fascinating.”
Here’s a first-look at the former EuroTrip star in her role as Marina Oswald, courtesy of the National Geographic Channel and Kent Eanes.
Are you excited for the release of Killing Kennedy with Michelle Trachtenberg, Rob Lowe, and Ginnifer Goodwin in leading roles?
[Feature Image via Steven Swafford]