Rob Morrow and Lance Henriksen have been cast in the leads of the TNT original telepic “The Day Lincoln Was Shot,” skedded to lense over the summer and premiere in 1998 on the Turner cablenet.
Based on the bestselling book by Jim Bishop, film, scripted by Tim Metcalfe and John Gray, stars Henriksen as Abraham Lincoln and Morrow as Lincoln’s assassin John Wilkes Booth. Movie is filmed from the perspectives of both Lincoln and Booth, chronicling the final hours leading up to the murder at Ford’s Theater and the hours immediately following.
Morrow’s credits include his starring turn on the CBS series “Northern Exposure” and the films “Quiz Show,” “Mother” and “Last Dance.” Henriksen, a lead in the Fox sci-fi series “Millennium,” also had roles in the films “Dog Day Afternoon,” “The Right Stuff,” “Aliens,” “The Quick and the Dead” and “Powder.”
“The Day Lincoln Was Shot” is being produced by Robert Greenwald Prods. and directed by John Gray.