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November 22, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. And a new movie is shedding new light on the chaotic aftermath of that tragic day. BroadwayWorld Movies' Audra Stafford has a sneak peek at PARKLAND.
ABOUT THE MOVIE:
PARKLAND weaves together the perspectives of a handful of ordinary individuals suddenly thrust into extraordinary circumstances: the young doctors and nurses at Parkland Hospital; Dallas' chief of the Secret Service; an unwitting cameraman who captured what became the most watched and examined film in history; the FBI agents who nearly had the gunman within their grasp; the brother of Lee Harvey Oswald, left to deal with his shattered family; and JFK's security team, witnesses to both the president's death and Vice President Lyndon Johnson's rise to power over a nation whose innocence was forever altered.
Parkland is based on the book Four Days In November, by renowned author and former prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi. The adapted screenplay is written by award-winning journalist and novelist Peter Landesman, who is making his directorial debut.
The ensemble cast includes Zac Efron (THE PAPERBOY), Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden (MYSTIC RIVER), Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton (SLING BLADE), Academy Award nominee Jacki Weaver (SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK) and Academy Award nominee Paul Giamatti (THE IDES OF MARCH) along with James Badge Dale (SHAME), Academy Award nominee Jackie Earle Haley (LINCOLN), Colin Hanks (THE GUILT TRIP), David Harbour (END OF WATCH), Golden Globe nominee Ron Livingston (OFFICE SPACE), Jeremy Strong (ZERO DARK THIRTY) and Tom Welling (DRAFT DAY).
PARKLAND is rated PG-1