“The story you know . . . the people you don’t.” That is a tag-line in the trailer that really sticks and intrigues me about this film, Parkland. The story of the assassination of John F. Kennedy is a story that will stand the test of time, unfortunately. But this film seems to be presenting that story in a different fashion, as it looks to be focusing on the background players.
The cast is studded with talent and plenty of Oscar nominations and wins to go around. Billy Bob Thornton, Marcia Gay Harden, Paul Giamatti, and Jacki Weaver. Then throw in Ron Livingston, James Badge Dale, and Mark Duplass and the cast gets even better. I am not crazy about Zac Efron though, and he is billed first, which makes me apprehensive.
Parkland is Peter Landesman’s first screenplay and his directorial debut, so this seems like a big project to break into Hollywood with.
Either way, this movie has caught my eye and is released on October 4, 2013.