Watch: Tim Matheson as Reagan in Nat Geo's 'Killing Reagan' Trailer
"Last time I checked, I am in control here." We don't usually cover TV trailers, but this one seems like it's worth making an exception for. Killing Reagan is a feature film for the National Geographic Channel made by filmmaker Rod Lurie. It's an adaptation of the book of the same name retelling the events of the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan in March of 1981. Actor Tim Matheson plays Reagan, Cynthia Nixon plays his wife Nancy, and the cast includes Joe Chrest, Joel Murray, Gary Weeks, and Kyle S. More as John Hinckley Jr, who tried to shoot Reagan while at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. in an attempt to impress actress Jodie Foster. Even though this is technically a TV movie, it looks like it has some strong performances in it, and it might be worth catching when it airs. Take a look.
Here's the official trailer (+ book cover) for Rod Lurie's Killing Reagan, direct from YouTube:
A look at John Hinkley's 1981 assassination attempt against U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Based on the best-selling book, Killing Reagan charts the events that led to one moment of national terror, and the unexpected imprints it made on history. Killing Reagan is directed by Israeli-American filmmaker Rod Lurie, of the films The Contender, The Last Castle, Resurrecting the Champ, Nothing But the Truth, and Straw Dogs previously. The screenplay is by Eric Simonson and Bill O'Reilly; based on the book of the same name by Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard. The feature film, Killing Reagan, will premiere on the National Geographic Channel as a Global Television Movie Event on Sunday, October 16th later this fall. Thoughts?