Worldwide distribution rights to filmmaker Oliver Stone’s documentary “JFK: Destiny Betrayed” have been acquired by AGC Television, the content studio announced Sunday.
Stone’s 1991 film “JFK” reignited interest in John F. Kennedy’s presidency and assassination, and renewed demands to open sealed files that could shed light on his tragic end in 1963. Many of those files have now been declassified.
In this three-part series, Stone and writer James DiEugenio assemble the pieces of the puzzle and expose little-known but hugely consequential aspects of JFK’s life, career, foreign policy actions and murder. Accessing the new evidence in Kennedy’s assassination and under-reported coverage of his far-reaching policy speeches that threatened the status-quo, Stone puts Kennedy’s assassination in context politically with interviews, documents and forensics reports.
“This documentary film represents an important bookend to my 1991 film,” Stone said in a statement. “It ties up many loose threads, and hopefully repudiates much of the ignorance around the case and the movie.”
The documentary is directed by Stone from a script by DiEugenio, and reunites Stone with cinematographer Robert Richardson, who won the first of his three Oscars for “JFK.” The documentary is produced by Rob Wilson and Ingenious Media. Onboard as EPs are AGC’s Stuart Ford and Lourdes Diaz, Ingenious Media’s Andrea Scarso, Amit Pandya, and Peter Touche, and Angela Ceccio and Fernando Sulichin.
The deal was negotiated by AGC’s VP of Legal & Business Affairs Anant Tamirisa on behalf of AGC and by Steven Pines and David Smith on behalf of Oliver Stone.