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    Tue, 14 Oct 2008 10:16:21

    It's Showtime for Kevin Bacon  - Actor to produce series

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    Kevin Bacon is ripping a page from wife Kyra Sedgwick's book and heading to cable TV. Bacon will develop The Booths, a period series for premium cable network Showtime. It will follow the story of John Wilkes Booth, the man who solidified his place in history by assassinating President Abraham Lincoln. It has yet to be determined if Bacon will take a role in the series.

    The series will center on the dysfunctional relationship between the brothers Booth—Edwin, Junius Brutus Jr., and John Wilkes—prior to the latter's shooting of the President. All of the brothers were aspiring actors and their father was a British Shakespearean thespian, making the series rife with potential drama. Bacon will executive produce the series. No writer has been announced at this time. The series is currently in development stages, with no cast or production arm in place.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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