The “Once Upon a Time” offseason for Ginnifer Goodwin just became that much busier. Rather than sitting around and enjoying some time off during her break, the actress has decided to secure some more work for herself playing an iconic woman in American history.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Goodwin has signed on to play Jackie Kennedy Onassis in the upcoming “Killing Kennedy” TV movie based on the Bill O’Reilly book for Nat Geo. Rob Lowe, master of all things TV movie and star of “Parks and Recreation,” will be playing the part of John F. Kennedy, while “Gossip Girl” alum Michelle Trachtenberg has the challenge of playing Marina Oswald.
In a statement announcing all of these castings, National Geographic Channel president Howard T. Owens had the following to say:
“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. With Killing Kennedy, timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK, National Geographic Channel continues to bring daring, culturally significant television events to our growing global audience.”
The timing for filming the project is pretty delicate, with the actors needing to complete filming in the coming months so that they can go back to their respective day jobs. “Once Upon a Time” filming kicks off in around two months’ time in Vancouver, while “Parks and Recreation” will continue to shoot primarily in Los Angeles (subbing in for Pawnee, Indiana).
If you want to read some more “Once Upon a Time” news from Goodwin, specifically in the form of how much she will miss co-star Meghan Ory on this coming season, be sure to head on over to the link here.