Scandal's Scott Foley to Star in True Crime TV Movie Fatal Vision

Kimberly Roots

Scott Foley‘s got a killer (or is it?) new role.

The Scandal star has signed on to Investigation Discovery’s Fatal Vision, in which he’ll play an Army captain convicted of murdering his family, our sister site Deadline reports.

RELATEDScandal Season 6 Poster Teases a Dark Post-Election Future for Olivia Pope

The TV movie, based on Joe McGinniss’ nonfiction bestseller of the same name, chronicles the 1970 murders of pregnant Colette MacDonald and her daughters, Kimberly and Kristen. Foley’s character, Jeffery MacDonald, also was wounded in what he later told investigators was a ritualistic, Manson Family-style home invasion.

Despite his claims of innocence, MacDonald was sentenced to consecutive life sentences in prison years later for killing his entire family.

Linda Berman (Madoff) will produce alongside Lincoln Square Productions and ABC Studios. Production will begin this month.

Fatal Vision will be the second TV-movie treatment of the material; a 1984 miniseries of the same name starred Gary Cole (Veep) and Karl Malden (The Streets of San Francisco), the latter of whom won an Emmy for his performance as MacDonald’s father-in-law.

Related stories

Scandal's Scott Foley on Jake's Next Move, That 'Great' Olivia/Fitz Moment and More Season Finale Twists

Pilot News: ABC Orders Shondaland's Toast Comedy, Reverse Will & Grace

Scandal: Will Jake Reunite With Olivia? 'I Think He's Done,' Says Scott Foley

Get more from TVLine: Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Newsletter