"Killing Lincoln" (TV movie) on National Geographic Channel stars Billy Campbell as Abraham Lincoln and Jesse Johnson as John Wilkes Booth. The cast also includes Geraldine Hughes as Mary Todd Lincoln, Graham Beckel as Edwin Stanton, who served as secretary of war under the Lincoln administration, and Shawn Pyfrom as Private John W. Nichols. Tom Hanks serves as the on-camera host, historical commentator and narrator.

Adrian Moat, of the critically hailed and award-winning "Gettysburg," is directing the script by Emmy-award winner writer Erik Jendresen ("Band of Brothers"), which is based on Bill O'Reilly's New York Times best-selling book "Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever" with co-author Martin Dugard. 

The movie will capture the riveting narrative style and intimate detail used by O'Reilly in the book, which reinvigorated the story of Lincoln, engrossing readers around the world. Production on the historical thriller will combine rare historical archives, emotionally engaging storytelling and feature-film quality re-enactments with CGI in the signature style of the Scott brothers. 

"Killing Lincoln" is produced by Scott Free Productions and Herzog & Co. for National Geographic Channel. Executive producers are Ridley Scott and Tony Scott, along with Bill O'Reilly, David Zucker, Mary Lisio, Mark Herzog and Erik Jendresen (also credited as writer). Producer is Christopher Cowen, Herzog & Co., and director is Adrian Moat. For NGC, president is Howard T. Owens, executive producers are Teri Ellen Weinberg and Richard Wells, vice president of production and development is Charlie Parsons, and executive vice president of programming is Michael Cascio.




FACTS

Network: National Geographic Channel
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 120 mins.
Premiere Date: 2013
Production Companies:
Scott Free Productions
Herzog & Co.





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