When those planning a JFK-related movie hit the start of 2013, a very special anniversary is creeping closer and closer, only adding additional pressure to hit a certain month with their film in the can. The desire is only natural, and, thus, part of the thinking in Open Road’s purchase of Parkland, the Tom Hanks-produced drama that examines the impact it had on all walks of life located in Dallas toward the end of November 1963 — and which is being eyed to land sometime near November 2013.
It’s an active hope on their part, according to Deadline, who also bring news of more actors in the ensemble cast. Joining writer-director Peter Landesman‘s team — led by Billy Bob Thornton, Paul Giamatti, Zac Efron, Jacki Weaver, Marcia Gay Harden, and James Badge Dale — are Colin Hanks (did he have to audition for that part?), Ron Livingston, Jackie Earle Haley, and David Harbour (End of Watch, Revolutionary Road). So, in other, simple words, Parkland‘s terrific group has only been improved.
Having an active fascination with the Kennedy assassination — as well as everything else in its immediate vicinity — this feels like that rare studio drama worth building hopes over.
Is the pre-production movement on Parkland enough to build confidence for yourself?
I’m not sure I’d think much about diving into the work of Les Blank if only given a plot synopsis. His films, including a plethora now available in a stunningly thorough Criterion set, take on the esoteric sides of America, from bluegrass musicians to the wonders of polka to the taste of Creole cooking. These […]
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