Assasination film "Manhunt" gets "Go"

The search for Lincoln's assassins is coming to the big screen and will star Harrison Ford as "Col. Everton Conger, leader of the search..." The script has not been written - it can't be written - because "Pic will be based on James L. Swanson's upcoming book, an hour-by-hour account of the search for Booth, to be published by William Morrow in February."

Swanson (right) is -- guess -- an attorney. In getting a movie deal into preproduction before your book is published, it may help to be an attorney. A well-connected one.

Now, who will play Stanton? Dr. Mudd? John Wilkes Booth? And Booth's double?

You know, the one killed in the barn so Booth could escape...