Parkland is an upcoming film that recounts the chaotic events that occurred in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The film is written and directed by Peter Landesman, produced by Playtone Partners’ Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, Bill Paxton and Exclusive Media’s Nigel Sinclair and Matt Jackson.
The movie is based on the book Four Days In November, by Vincent Bugliosi. Premiered today in the main competition section of the 70th Venice International Film Festival and will be screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival Sept 5-15, 2013
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.
Production began in January, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Parkland will be in theaters starting September 20, 2013 to coincide with the upcoming 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination.