A veteran of Chicago’s improv scene has been cast as John Hinckley Jr., the would-be presidential assassin, in a TV adaptation of Bill O’Reilly’s book “Killing Reagan.”
Kyle S. More, who trained with Second City, iO, 500 Clown and Annoyance Productions in Chicago, will play the gunman and Jodie Foster groupie in the National Geographic Channel movie, Deadline reports.
Tim Matheson (“The West Wing”) earlier was cast as President Ronald Reagan, alongside Cynthia Nixon (“Sex and the City”) as wife Nancy. Rod Lurie (“The Contender”) will direct the film, scheduled to air this fall.
The production follows Nat Geo’s popular adaptations of other books in the O’Reilly series: “Killing Lincoln,” “Killing Kennedy” and “Killing Jesus.”
More toured with the Chicago-based team Mission IMPROVable and went on to land roles on TV series including “Brooklyn Nine Nine,” “Murder in the First” and “How I Met Your Mother.”
He won’t be the only Chicago talent in the movie, which also will include New Trier grad Geoff Pierson as Reagan advisor James Baker III and Wilmette native Joel Murray (brother of Bill and Brian-Doyle Murray) as another White House insider, Edwin Meese.