In the fifty years since John F. Kennedy was assassinated, the fascination with the “shot heard around the world” continues. Deadline reports that Atchity Entertainment and Ramos and Sparks Group plan to turn Gerald Blaine’s bestselling book, The Kennedy Details, which chronicles the president’s fateful day in 1963 from the perspective of Secret Service officers, into a feature film. In the past, JFK’s quintessentially American good looks have been channeled by actors including Martin Sheen, Greg Kinnear and Patrick Dempsey, but for the 2013 reboot, we think the project begs for some new, square-jawed talent. Our nominees (for Jackie too!) below.
Ben Affleck, 39
Affleck was born to play a politician (and maybe, someday, actually be one). Also, he has the New England thing going for him.
Matt Damon, 42
Damon’s graying temples, timeless good looks and liberal politics should have him on the shortlist.
Armie Hammer, 25
He’s played a Winklevoss, Prince Charming and with that enviable bone structure, he’d be perfectly presidential.
Aaron Tveit, 28
The towheaded hottie has experience playing a politician from his recurring role as Trip van der Bilt on Gossip Girl. Plus, the Kennedy resemblance is uncanny.
Trevor Donovan, 33
Another teen drama ex-pat, Donovan, who played Teddy on 90210 for three seasons, is ready for his silver screen Silver Fox close-up.
As for Jackie, Jessica Chastain seems like the obvious choice. She’s quickly turned into this generation’s most serious actress; stick a brown wig on her and she’d have us fooled. Gwyneth Paltrow’s square-shaped face and freckles—not to mention her East Coast upbringing—make her another option. And if things had gone differently, we might even suggest Lindsay Lohan.