HOMICIDE's David Simon and Tom Fontana will team up with HBO for a miniseries about the 12-day search for John Wilkes Booth.
They will be adapting from James L. Swanson's book MANHUNT. The book follows the search for Abraham Lincoln's assassin. The story will focus on the perspectives of lesser-known historical figures that were connected to the assassination of Lincoln and the subsequent media frenzy and manhunt.
The project which is in early development will be executive produced by David Simon, Tom Fontana, Lawrence Bender, Kevin Brown and Walden Media.