Tina Fey Co-Producing New Film About Kent State Shootings

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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.


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