01/12/2012 03:02 pm ET Updated Jan 12, 2012

Bill O'Reilly's Lincoln Book Being Made Into Documentary By National Geographic

The National Geographic Channel is getting a dose of Bill O'Reilly. The cable network is turning O'Reilly's biography of Abraham Lincoln into a two-hour documentary, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The film will adapt "Killing Lincoln," a histoy that recounts the night of Lincoln's assassination, for screens. It is slated to debut early next year, with O'Reilly as executive producer.

The Fox News host praised the partnership in a statement, saying, "National Geographic has a great legacy of telling some of history’s most riveting stories. The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln is no exception, as it continues to be one of the most significant, life-changing events in America’s young history." The network is owned by National Geographic and Fox Entertainment.

The choice to make the documentary could raise some eyebrows. The book caused no small dose of controversy when it was released, as some historians said it was riddled with inaccuracies. O'Reilly forcefully defended it against these claims.