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Tom Hanks Narrates NatGeo's 'Killing Lincoln,' Based on Bill O'Reilly's Book

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood January 3, 2013 at 1:29PM

There's more Lincoln in store, and it's lined up at the National Geographic Channel. "Killing Lincoln" is based on Bill O'Reilly's book about the final days of the president and John Wilkes Booth's plot to kill him...
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Killing Lincoln
'Killing Lincoln'

There's more Lincoln in store, and it's lined up at the National Geographic Channel. "Killing Lincoln" is based on Bill O'Reilly's book about the final days of the president and John Wilkes Booth's plot to kill him. Tom Hanks narrates the story as it follows both men leading up to the fateful theater shooting, as well as the ensuing manhunt for Booth--a man who vehemently believed in what he was doing. Ridley and Tony Scott produced the TV movie directed by Adrian Moat. Ridley Scott describes it as "the Lincoln story you’ve never seen before.”

President Lincoln's death was not central to Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," nor was the actual shooting shown.

Check out the first trailer at EW.

If you want to read more on Lincoln In Hollywood, The New Republic takes you from Griffith to Spielberg.

This article is related to: Trailers, Lincoln, Television, Tom Hanks, TV


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.