Global Road Entertainment will travel to 1981 to tell us about the assassination attempt on US President Ronald Reagan. According to Deadline, the California-based studio has acquired the script rights for the action-packed thriller Rawhide Down.|
The assassination attempt on Reagan took place on March 30, 1981 near the Hilton Hotel in Washington. The culprit was the heir to the Hinckley oil company, John Hinckley, who wanted to assassinate the head of state to impress actress Jodie Foster. Hinckley managed to injure Police Officer Thomas DeLahanty, US Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy and White House spokesman James Brady. One of the bullets ricocheted from the car hit Reagan in the chest. Hinckley did not try to escape the crime scene and voluntarily surrendered himself to the authorities. During the trial, he was found insane and sent to compulsory treatment.
The intriguing film project will show the incident near the Hilton from three different perspectives. While Secret Service agents ferry the wounded president to safety, Washington police officers will interrogate the shooter. In the meantime, the country's leadership will begin to consider the worst-case scenario ...
The script for the biographical drama belongs to the pen of Alex Kramer ("One Can Only Imagine"). The film will be produced by Oscar and Emmy award winner Mark Johnson (Rain Man, Breaking Bad).
The Topic of Article: Save President Reagan.