National Geographic Channel said it will produce a movie based on Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly’s new book, Killing Reagan.
The network’s three top-rated programs ever have been movies based on O’Reilly’s previous books, Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy and Killing Jesus.
Like the previous entries, Killing Reagan will be produced by Scott Free Productions. It is expected to air on National Geographic Channel around the world in 2016.
“Their formula for translating these stories from the page to the screen, using A-list talent both in front of and behind the camera, has proven to be successful with both audiences and the industry at large,” O'Reilly said of Scott Free.
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