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Michael C. Hall to play John F. Kennedy on The Crown

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In what seems like a good setup for a joke about John F. Kennedy faking his death so he can live out the rest of his days as a bearded lumberjack, Deadline is reporting that Michael C. Hall has been cast as the former president in season two of the award-winning Netflix series The Crown. He’ll be joined by Jodi Balfour, who will be playing Jackie Kennedy, and the previously announced Matthew Goode, who is playing Princess Margaret’s husband.

Deadline says The Crown’s take on John F. Kennedy will be pretty far from reverent, with him being “a natural leader and excellent public speaker who does not take kindly to being upstaged by anyone, especially his wife.” Also, he “seeks revenge by flaunting his many infidelities” in public and uses “anger and manipulation” to express his jealousy in private. In other words, Netflix is getting another asshole president.


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