JFK Assassination Drama ‘Parkland’ Set For Sept. 20 U.S. Release

Release date coincides with 50th anniversary

Exclusive Releasing has set a Sept. 20 release for “Parkland,” the recounting of the aftermath of the John F. Kennedy assassination — two months ahead of the 50th anniversary of the event.

The film will screen at the Venice and Toronto film festivals. Marcia Gay Harden, Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton,  Jacki Weaver and Ron Livingston star.

Playtone Partners’ Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, Bill Paxton and Exclusive Media’s Nigel Sinclair and Matt Jackson are producing. The American Film Company also produces and co-finances the film with Exclusive Media.

Parkland” is based on Vincent Bugliosi’s book “Four Days In November” and adapted by Peter Landesman, who is making his directorial debut. The pic is named for Parkland Memorial Hospital, where Kennedy was rushed on Nov. 22, 1963, and later pronounced dead.

It’s the second release for year-old Exclusive Releasing following the Naomi Watts’ romantic drama “Adore.”

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