Yes, just in time for the JFK assassination’s 50th anniversary comes a new film about that fateful day. “Parkland” will be written and directed by  Peter Landesman, a first-time director. The film’s cast will include Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden, Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thorton and Jacki Weaver.

I’ll say this, the film’s attracting a pretty solid cast. But the fact that Landesman’s never directed a film before worries me.

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