I’ve been looking forward to Parkland ever since it was announced. Recounting the events that occurred at Parkland Hospital in Dallas on the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, the part-thriller, part-drama centers on the people fighting for survival and reaching for heroism in an exceptional time. Tonight the first trailer has arrived.
The film stars Paul Giamatti as Abraham Zapruder, the man with the camera, Jeremy Strong as Lee Harvey Oswald, Zac Efron as a rookie doctor, Billy Bob Thornton as Forrest Sorrels, the head of Dallas’ Secret Service office, Jacki Weaver as Oswald’s mother Marguerite and Marcia Gay Harden as the head nurse in the trauma room at Parkland Memorial Hospital, where Kennedy was taken after being shot.
Directed by Peter Landesman, Parkland will have its North American premiere at the Toronto Film Festival next month and will hit theaters on October 4. I can’t wait to give it a look.
Check out the trailer and poster directly below.