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‘Killing Lincoln,’ Based on Bill O'Reilly Book, Gets Air Date From Nat Geo

Adaptation of Bill O'Reilly bestseller "Killing Lincoln" will debut Feb. 17

"Killing Lincoln," the National Geographic Channel drama based on Bill O'Reilly's bestseller, will premiere Feb. 17 at 8 p.m., the network said Thursday.

Perhaps not coincidentally, the debut, falls on Presidents Day weekend.

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The film — which, according to the network, "thrillingly chronicles the final days of President Lincoln and the treasonous plot by one the most notorious, yet complex villains of all time" – stars Billy Campbell ("The Killing") as Lincoln and newcomer Jesse Johnson as his assassin, John Wilkes Booth.

Ridley and Tony Scott produced the project, with Tom Hanks hosting and narrating the two-hour film.

Following this U.S. premiere, and its 10 p.m. re-airing, the film will debut globally in 171 countries and 38 languages in March on the National Geographic Channel.

National Geographic is also working on an adaptation of O'Reilly's follow-up book, "Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot," with Scott Free Productions once again producing.