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...