The tragic Kent State University shooting of 1970
will once again get the Hollywood treatment with a new film 67 shots
, co-produced by Tina Fey.
Jeff Richmond, Fey's husband who attended Kent State, is also producing. And Jay Roach, a producer on Fey's Sisters
, was nabbed to helm the project.
Based on the non-fiction Howard Means book, 67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence,
the film will take a look at what led to the shooting of four student protesters by the Ohio National Guard.
Roach called the upcoming film a cautionary tale, in a recent interview with Deadline
“There was a prevailing movement in the country – they measured it with polls – where the vast majority of Americans blamed the students for what happened,” Roach said
. “We have footage of the people on the streets saying, ‘I wish they’d shot them all.’”
No word yet if the movie will actually be filmed at Kent State.