Zac Efron and Paul Giamatti star in new stills and a poster for Parkland
Although it’s one of the most fascinating and mysterious events in American history, the assassination of JFK hasn’t translated well to movies. When an Oliver Stone film is the best example of a JFK film you can come up with, you know there’s a problem. Thankfully, Tom Hanks is here to make it right and his long battle to bring Vincent Buliosi’s book ‘Reclaiming History – Parkland’ is finally coming to a close as the film is hitting theaters this fall. There’s a lot to tell when it comes to the assassination, some fact and some speculation, but I’m excited to see what PARKLAND is going to bring. PARKLAND stars Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden, Billy Bob Thornton, Jacki Weaver, Paul Giamatti, James Badge Dale, Jackie Earle Haley, Colin Hanks, David Harbour, Ron Livingston, Tom Welling and Jeremy Strong. The Peter Landesman directed film hits theaters on September 20th.
PARKLAND official synopsis: Parkland (originally titled Four Days in November) is the exciting and definitive narrative of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Parkland follows a group of individuals making split-second decisions after this incomprehensible event: the doctors and nurses at Parkland Hospital, the chief of the Dallas Secret Service, the cameraman who captured what has become the most examined film in history, the FBI agents who had gunman Lee Harvey Oswald within their grasp, and Vice President Lyndon Johnson who had to take control of the country at a moment’s notice. Based on Vincent Bugliosi’s Reclaiming History—Parkland is the story of that day—the movie is produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Nigel Sinclair, Matt Jackson, and Bill Paxton, and written and directed by Peter Landesman. (Yahoo)