Lawrence Bender has been appointed to lead the 'Manhunt.' It is one of Walden Media's based on James L. Swanson's forthcoming book, "Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase For Lincoln's Killer."
The story will focus on the tense days after Lincoln's assassination in 1865 and follow the New York Cavalry as it solves the mystery that eventually leads to John Wilkes Booth, uncovering a plot that threatens to plunge the nation back into war. Col. Everton Conger was in command of the troops when they tracked down Booth in a Virginia barn 12 days after Lincoln was shot.
To do a rewrite on the Civil War thriller is screenwriter Andrew W. Marlowe, while Lawrence Bender is producing the film. Agreed to star in is Harrison Ford who is slated to portray the role of Conger.