HBO is near a deal with Playtone that will turn Vincent Bugliosi’s 1,632-page book “Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy” into a miniseries, reports Variety.
The ten-parter will debunk long-held conspiracy theories and establish that assassin Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.
HBO is wrapping up a deal to finance and air the mini, which will depict Oswald’s journey to becoming an assassin and his subsequent murder on live TV by Jack Ruby.
Playtone’s Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman will executive produce along with their “Big Love” star Bill Paxton.
The network will make a companion documentary special, with Bugliosi addressing myriad conspiracy theories, including those involving the Mafia, the KGB or Fidel Castro in JFK’s assassination.