Harrison Ford will topline Civil War thriller "Manhunt" for Walden Media, portraying war hero Col. Everton Conger, leader of the search for Abraham Lincoln's assassin reports Variety.
Mike Rich ("The Rookie," "Finding Forrester") will pen the screenplay which 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.
Conger was in command of the troops when they tracked down Booth in a Virginia barn 12 days after Lincoln was shot. 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.
Thanks to 'Yune'.