TLC’s ‘Letters to Jackie’ Enlists Zooey Deschanel, Hailee Steinfeld and Allison Janney

by | November 16, 2013 at 2:17 PM | Celebrities, TV News

'New Girl' Zooey Deschanel (Photo: Fox)


By Jethro Nededog

TLC’s two-hour film, “Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy,” enlisted 20 stars, each presenting one of 800,000 letters sent to the First Lady after the President was killed.

As we approach the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s death, the film uses the letters to revisit those months following the assassination and remember how his life and work affected people from different generations, regions, races, political leanings and religions.

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TheWrap has an exclusive preview from the film in which “Ender’s Game’s” Hailee Steinfeld (as Janis Hirsch), “Mom’s” Allison Janney (as Mrs. Wiley) and Zooey Deschanel of ”New Girl” (as Annie Lounsberry) lend their voices to a few heartfelt letters to the grieving First Lady.

Watch the video above.

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The films other celebrity readers include Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Kirsten Dunst, Anne Hathaway, John Krasinski, Laura Linney, Frances McDormand, Mark Ruffalo, Octavia Spencer, Channing Tatum, Betty White and Michelle Williams, among others.

“Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy” airs Sunday, Nov. 17, at 9/8c on TLC.

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