Movie News

Giamatti, Thornton & Weaver set for JFK Assassination Pic Parkland

Giamatti, Thornton & Weaver set for JFK Assassination Pic Parkland

If you’re a twitterer, you’ll start spotting the hashtag #AFM around a lot over the next few days. AFM stands for the American Film Market, and it’s a convention where filmmakers, producers and distributors gather to promote and ideally sell – sometimes before the films have even been completed, or, in some occasions, cast – their latest films.

One of the new films just announced is a Kennedy assassination flick from Tom Hanks’s crowd, Playtone. “Parkland” is set to star Billy Bob Thornton, Paul Giamatti and Jacki Weaver and will revolve around the dramatic true story of the chaotic events that occurred at Parkland Hospital in Dallas on the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. Parkland will be shot in Austin, Texas and is destined for a 2013 US theatrical release around the 50th anniversary of the assassination.

The film, written and directed by Peter Landesman, is based on “Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy”, by renowned author and former prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi. The work was published in 2007 by W.W. Norton & Company and won the 2008 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime. Bugliosi, a three time Edgar Award winner, also wrote the number one New York Times bestsellers; “Helter Skelter,” “And The Sea Will Tell” and “Outrage.”

“Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are two exceptional producers with great taste so we are delighted to be collaborating with them on this fascinating film about such a significant chapter in American history,” said Nigel Sinclair and Guy East. “Paul, Billy Bob and Jacki are perfectly cast to bring Vincent’s book to life. It’s the definitive account of the untold events that took place in Parkland Hospital on that infamous day – it’s a unique and compelling story and Peter’s adaptation is remarkable.”

Matt Jackson, Exclusive Media’s Head of US Production, will oversee the production on behalf of the company. Exclusive Media will handle the worldwide distribution rights to the film that will be introduced to buyers at the upcoming American Film Market by Alex Walton, Exclusive Media’s President of International Sales and Distribution.

Share this story!Share on FacebookShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on PinterestDigg thisBuffer this pagePrint this pageShare on LinkedIn
(Visited 8 times, 8 visits today)
Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Movie News

Olivia Marne is a Melbourne-based University graduate and full-time publisher who joined Moviehole in 2011.

More in Movie News

space

The Portland Film Festival kicks off today!

ClintSep 1, 2015
missijoey

Pyle, Lawrence take a Chance on horse drama

Brooke CampbellSep 1, 2015
irongiant

Iron Giant 2 on the way!?

Brooke CampbellSep 1, 2015
COACH

Coach reboot no longer happening

Brooke CampbellSep 1, 2015
concussion

Trailer : Concussion

Brooke CampbellSep 1, 2015
nicholashoult

X-Men actor to play JD Salinger

Brooke CampbellSep 1, 2015
murray1

Bill Murray on his Ghostbusters cameo

Brooke CampbellSep 1, 2015
fifthwave

Trailer : The 5th Wave

Brooke CampbellSep 1, 2015
underthedome

CBS axes Under the Dome

Brooke CampbellSep 1, 2015