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National Geographic Channel, which will air a TV movie based on Bill O’Reilly’s book Killing Lincoln next month (you can see the trailer here), has picked up the rights to O’Reilly’s latest book Killing Kennedy.
As with “Killing Lincoln,” Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions will produce the two-hour film, which begins production in the Spring.
“The common parallels between Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy are astonishing, with both assassinations profoundly changing the nation during crucial moments in its history,” said O’Reilly in a statement. “While Kennedy’s assassination continues to garner many conspiracy theories, our story is based on facts, some that haven’t been publicly known. And with National Geographic Channel and Scott Free once again at the helm, I have the utmost trust and faith that they will bring the story of Kennedy and Camelot to life.”
Nat Geo ordered “Killing Lincoln” a year ago, and it debuts on the channel next month. Actor Tom Hanks is also serving as a producer and narrator on that project. News Corp., which owns Fox News Channel, also owns a controlling stake in Nat Geo.