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Jan 12th
02:48 pm
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 movieline.com, 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 showbiz411.com 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:

Mood: busybusy
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Miranda gives everyone a chancemirandagirll on January 12th, 2013 09:53 pm (UTC)
I'm so excited for this. I found a picture of the doctor Zac is playing, but idk if that's really him or not?

#8 is supposed to be Dr. Carrico, but idk. Is this correct?

kinda ot, but MBJ is going to Sundance in 9 days, so maybe they're trying to wrap everything up before then so MBJ can do to Sundance and for Zac to go film this. Idk, just a thought.

Edited at 2013-01-12 10:06 pm (UTC)
Sapphirasapphia on January 12th, 2013 10:58 pm (UTC)
I am very glad that the shooting began according to plan! Zac has two movies in a row! It is a dream.

I also found this picture, I was curious what it looks like Dr. Carrico. But, unfortunately, it is hard to consider him here.
Miranda gives everyone a chancemirandagirll on January 13th, 2013 12:54 am (UTC)
Idk if this picture was accurate or not
countessm3countessm3 on January 14th, 2013 01:53 pm (UTC)
For shits and giggles I ought to send in my picture for the mother role. Maybe if I get it (and pigs fly and cows swim) I can finagle a book deal for my novel once the last chapter is written, lol.

Besides, I'd get to meet the cutest guy in the whole world!
Bee: Zac – SNL - White Tuxedojeezbee on January 15th, 2013 02:19 pm (UTC)
This production appears to be incredibly well organized (not only by the fact that they started on time but other bts stuff I'm seeing), which is of course a good thing.

It'll be interesting to see how big Zac's role is. From what I've been reading Dr. Carrico was with JFK until his death but more senior doctors took over very shortly after he started attending JFK and he's not mentioned that much in all the reports about the assassination and JFK's death. But it doesn't really matter, it sounds like a great role in a great cast and interesting movie.
Sapphirasapphia on January 19th, 2013 05:23 pm (UTC)
I am very glad that he has a chance to work with such actors as Paul Giamatti. But still, I would like to his role was more than Liberal Art. * Dreams *
Really looking forward to start shooting with Zac. Although apparently all his scenes are inside the hospital.