Thursday, April 29, 2010
Katie Holmes will play Jackie Kennedy
Greg Kinnear to play John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy
Tom Wilkinson will play Joe Kennedy, Sr.
Joe Kennedy, Sr.
Barry Pepper will play Robert Kennedy
Oooh, I'm soooo excited about the upcoming mini series The History Channel is doing about The Kennedy's. I've mentioned my feelings about America's Royal Family before, but can't wait to see if The History Channel really has the guts to tell the truth about the family's shady ways.
Casting for the series will be as follows: Katie Holmes will play Jaqueline Bouvier Kennedy; Greg Kinnear will play John Kennedy; Barry Pepper will play Robert Kennedy; Tom Wilkinson will play Joe Kennedy, Sr. Seems like a great cast. I wonder who will play Marilyn?
The eight hour series will begin in 2011. "The series will focus on the Kennedy family, long dubbed America's own Camelot - a story that ended in tragedy for John and Robert, when the two brothers were killed in separate assassinations. Jacqueline went on to marry Greek millionaire Aristotle Onassis, earning the nickname "Jackie O."
The presence of executive producer Joel Surnow ("24"), a political conservative who joked in a 2007 New Yorker article that "conservatives are the new oppressed class" and criticized Democratic Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, has worried some critics as to the mini-series' accuracy, though the History Channel's release notes that the channel's "resident historians" are vetting the project."
I hope they don't try to hide the truth about the Kennedy's once again. It's been long enough. The secrets are already out there and exposed. How am I supposed to wait until next year???