Parkland, (a movie that happens to be the directorial debut of up and coming screenwriter, Peter Landesman), issues an interesting question: What really happened the day that JFK was assassinated? And interestingly enough, Parkland attempts to answer the question.
The focus, however, doesn’t appear to be on the assassination. Instead, it looks as if it will be depicting the heartbreaking event through the eyes of various people who saw and experienced the event.
The movie will also get a lot of help from its impressive ensemble cast. The cast includes Marcia Gay Harden and Zac Efron, (who play a nurse and a doctor respectively), Billy Bob Thorton and Tom Welling, (who play Dallas Secret Service officers Forrest Sorrels and Roy Kellerman respectively), Ron Livingston, (who will be playing an FBI agent), and Paul Giamatti, (who will be playing a man who unwittingly caught the whole thing on tape while filming JFK’s ride down Elm Street.
On top of that, Landesman will also be utilizing Lee Harvey Oswald (played by James Strong) and a few members of his family, including his mom (portrayed by Jackie Weaver) and his brother (portrayed by James Badge Dale).
Seems like Landesman has quite the project on his hand.
If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, here it is below:
Parkland is set to debut at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September and it’ll be cruising into US theaters later that same month.
Though Landesman’s Parkland is bound to remind people of other JFK-related movies like Pete Travis’ Vantage Point and Oliver Stone’s JFK, I’m inclined to give Landesman’s movie the benefit of the doubt. I mean, the cast alone has peaked my interest in this movie. So, we’ll see what Landesman does with movie.
Sources: Yahoo! Movies, Screen Rant
Images From: Moviefanatic.com
Parkland arrives in US theaters September 20th, 2013.
What do you think? Are you excited to see Parkland? Sound off below!
- ‘Parkland’ Trailer: Reenacting The Death Of A President (screenrant.com)
- First Trailer for JFK Assassination Drama PARKLAND (collider.com)