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Tim Matheson, Cynthia Nixon to Play Ronald and Nancy Reagan in ‘Killing Reagan’

National Geographic miniseries is based on Bill O’reilly’s book

Tim Matheson and Cynthia Nixon have been cast as Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan, respectively, in National Geographic Channel’s adaptation of Bill O’Reilly‘s “Killing Reagan.”

The cable network will continue its successful partnership with Ridley Scott‘s Scott Free Productions to produce the next movie based on the brand new O’Reilly and Martin Dugard book, “Killing Reagan,” which was published Tuesday by Henry Holt and Company.

The network’s three most-watched programs ever were the O’Reilly adaptations “Killing Lincoln,” “Killing Kennedy” and “Killing Jesus.”

“Killing Reagan” takes a different approach than its predecessors, as the 1981 assassination attempt on Reagan was unsuccessful. The book and TV movie will go all the way back to the former president’s Hollywood days.

Filming is set to begin soon and the network aims to air “Killing Reagan” in October, before the 2016 Presidential election ends.