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Parkland starts filming

Obviously Zac isn't there yet but they have started filming Parkland at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, the location of the actual shooting. Billy Bob Thornton and Paul Giamatti are there.

And per, Jacki Weaver is on her way to Texas to film also. She is playing Lee Harvey Oswald's mother. We still don't know when Zac will be there or even how long since we don't know how big his part is within the ensemble/story. Historically speaking Dr. Carrico was apparently with JFK from the time he arrived to the time he was pronounced dead.

Also the official Facebook is here and the website is here.

From producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman and writer/director Peter Landesman, PARKLAND is the true story behind a tragic day in history you thought you knew, but didn’t, and couldn’t, until now…50 years later.

November 22nd, 1963 was a day that changed the world forever – when young American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. We follow in almost real time a handful of individuals forced to make split-second decisions after this incomprehensible event that would change their lives and forever alter our world’s landscape: the young doctors and nurses at Parkland Hospital, the chief of the Dallas Secret Service, the unwitting cameraman who captured what has become the most watched and examined film in history, the FBI Agents who had gunman Lee Harvey Oswald within their grasp and Vice President Lyndon Johnson who had to take control of a country in a moment’s notice. Thrust into a scenario of unprecedented drama with unimaginable consequences, these key characters respond with shock, outrage, determination and courage. Woven together, their seemingly disparate perspectives make one of the most thrilling and powerful stories never told.

Other casting info

A lot of names have been added to imdb but here are some of the major announcements. According to Variety, "Jeremy Strong... will next play assassin Lee Harvey Oswald" and reports, "James Badge Dale is going to play Lee Harvey Oswald’s brother." Also, Brett Stimely will be playing JFK.

You can tell even from the casting calls, they are putting in a lot of effort to recreate the scene exactly:

Tags: casting, dallas, filming, parkland, social media
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