National Geographic has released the first trailer for Killing Kennedy, their made-for-TV film adaptation of Bill O’Reilly’s best-selling book. The movie stars Rob Lowe as JFK and will premiere on Sunday, November 10. An adaptation of one of O’Reilly’s other books, Killing Lincoln, aired in February and was viewed by over three million people, making it the most watched program in the network’s history.
Those are the facts. Here is the problem.
I must have watched way too much Parks & Recreation, because the whole time I was watching the trailer — which features Lowe delivering Kennedy’s last speech, given just hours before his assassination — I kept expecting him to say “Literally” in his Chris Traeger voice. “This is littrully a dangerous and uncertain world,” and so on. Admittedly, this is a little unfair to Lowe and every single person associated with the project, but it appears there’s nothing I can do about it, so I’m just going to go ahead and assume he points at his wife and says “Jackie Kennedy” every time he sees her, too.