Giamatti, Thorton, Weaver Enter “Parkland”

Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton and Jacki Weaver have signed on for the JFK-themed “Parkland” at Playtone and Exclusive Media.

The film follows 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.

Peter Landesman helms the project and penned the adapted screenplay from a book by Vincent Bugliosi. The project will be filmed in Austin, Texas for release next year in time for the 50th anniversary of the shooting.