updated 06/13/2013 AT 2:30 PM ET
•originally published 06/13/2013 AT 2:50 PM ET
The first photo from Killing Kennedy requires a double take.
Rob Lowe, 49 – who portrays John F. Kennedy in National Geographic Channel’s film adaptation of Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s book, Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot – looks like the real deal as the iconic president who was assassinated in 1963 at age 46.
The decision to produce the film follows the success of the same network’s release of Killing Lincoln, a movie about President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, which broke ratings records for the network.