11/06/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Kevin Bacon To Play Lincoln Killer

Thesp Kevin Bacon is prepping a series for Showtime that centers on the man who would eventually assassinate Abraham Lincoln.

"The Booths" will revolve around actor-brothers Edwin, Junius Brutus Jr. and John Wilkes Booth and their dysfunctional relationship in the years prior to Lincoln's assassination.

No writer is yet attached, but Bacon will exec produce for the cabler. Showtime is no stranger to period drama, having aired "The Tudors," among other shows.

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