Landesman Helms JFK Drama “Parkland”

Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are set to produce the indie ensemble drama “Parkland”, about the murder of John F. Kennedy, for their Playtone label says Variety.

Scribe Peter Landesman makes his directorial debut on the film which chronicles the events leading up to JFK’s assassination and Abraham Zapruder’s famous documentation of the event.

The story explores the impact the assassination had on numerous characters in and around Dallas that day including an FBI agent, a young doctor, a reporter, Secret Service agents, Kennedy’s staff, Oswald’s older brother, Jackie Kennedy and Zapruder.

The title refers to the hospital where JFK was pronounced dead, his assassin Lee Harvey Oswald died two days later, and Oswald’s killer Jack Ruby died several years after that.