Kevin Bacon is preparing a series about Lincoln’s assassin John Wilkes Booth for Showtime says Variety.
“The Booths” will revolve around actor-brothers Edwin, Junius Brutus Jr. and John Wilkes Booth and their dysfunctional relationship in the years prior to Lincoln’s assassination.
Son of British Shakespearean actor Junius Brutus Booth and actress Mary Ann Holmes, John Wilkes Booth eventually became a rabid defender of the South and clashed with his brother Edwin.
The three brothers performed together just once, in a New York showing of “Julius Caesar” in 1864. Booth shot Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre while the President was watching the play “Our American Cousin” on April 14th 1865.