This was posted January 2013. In August 2013, the trailer was released and I posted an update:
Filming has begun on Parkland, a movie that will capture the chaos of November 22, 1963, the day President Kennedy was shot. Based on Vincent Bugliosi’s book “Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy”, the adapted screenplay was written by journalist Peter Landesman, who also directs. The movie should be released later this year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination.
Parkland Hospital in Dallas is where President Kennedy was taken after the shooting, and for the movie, Austin State Hospital will “stand in” for the hospital. The film stars Paul Giamatti, Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden, Billy Bob Thornton and Jacki Weaver. It’s being produced by Tom Hanks’ production company.
My niece Hannah lives at Scottish Rite Dormitory and took some time to watch the filming at the nearby church. Below are a couple of photos: one of Hannah on the set with some of the classic cars from the era, and another of Paul Giamatti in action.