Peter Landesman’s upcoming Parkland is starting to build a bit of buzz as it heads into its theatrical release on October 4th. The film deals with John F. Kennedy’s assassination and tells the story from the perspective of those who were involved in the immediate aftermath.
We see Zac Efron and Marcia Gay Harden as the doctors trying to save the President when he was rushed to the hospital, we see Paul Giamatti as Abraham Zapruder, the man who shot the footage of the assassination, we see Billy Bob Thornton as the head of the secret service, we see James Badge Dale as Lee Harvey Oswald’s brother Rob etc. It’s a fascinating look at a monumental historic event and when I caught the film at TIFF a few weeks ago, I really enjoyed it.
Unfortunately, most of the reviews haven’t been too hot but people are definitely talking about the film and despite the poor critical reception thus far, I think that most moviegoers are still intrigued enough to check it out.
Today, we have four new clips from the film, which should help to strengthen the buzz even more. We get a glimpse of several of the characters and gain a good sense of the intensity and dramatic heft that the film will bring.
Check them out below and let us know in the comments section below if you’re looking forward to Parkland.