New JFK film based on Secret Service member's book
By Tim Molloy
NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - The producers of a film planned to coincide with the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination say it will set "the record straight in answer to Oliver Stone's fanciful 'JFK.'"
Ramos & Sparks Group of Tallahassee, Fla. and Los Angeles-based Atchity Entertainment International announced Monday that they had obtained the rights to "The Kennedy Detail." The book was written by former Secret Service agent Gerald Blaine and journalist Lisa McCubbin.
Blaine, part of Kennedy's security detail, worked with McCubbin on his first-hand account of serving the president from his election in 1960 through his death on November 22, 1963.
"The unique relationship between this President and those charged with his safety is a story that will add a previously unknown perspective into the brief, but well-chronicled era known as the Kennedy Administration," said Dr. Ken Atchity, president of Atchity, who will produce with partner Chi-Li Wong, as well as Rich Ramos and Bob Sparks.
They made the "fanciful" comment in a news release about the deal. They hope to release the film in late 2013.
An Emmy-nominated documentary based on "The Kennedy Detail," narrated by Martin Sheen, was executive-produced by Atchity and Wong, along with Renegade83, with Blaine and McCubbin serving as producers. It first aired on Discovery Channel in 2010.
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