Best-selling author and reining king of cable news Bill O’Reilly is having his Abraham Lincoln biography, Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever, adapted as a documentary for the small screen. According to The Wrap, “the documentary will air on the National Geographic Channel, which is a joint venture between National Geographic and Fox Cable Networks.” The men behind the biography? Ridley and Tony Scott, who have directed Alien, Blade Runner, Top Gun, and Thelma and Louise, among others.
“National Geographic has a great legacy of telling some of history’s most riveting stories,” O’Reilly explained in a statement to The Wrap. “The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln is no exception, as it continues to be one of the most significant, life-changing events in America’s young history.”
“Ridley and Tony Scott are incredible directors, producers and amazing storytellers with the ability to bring this story to life in a way no one else can,” the statement continued.
The Scott brothers have had experience doing other historical documentaries, like Gettysburg, which aired on the History channel last year.
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