Hanks and Goetzman will produce Parkland an indie drama that's title refers to the Parkland Memorial Hospital that took in and ultimately pronounced dead Kennedy, his assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, and Oswald's killer Jack Ruby.
With today marking the 48th anniversary of JFK's assassination in Dallas, legendary filmmaker and documentarian Errol Morris has released a new short film on the subject. Called The Umbrella Man, the six-and-a-half-minute short examines one specific bit of that day that will live in infamy, November 22nd, 1963. As President Kennedy's motorcade trundles through Dealey Plaza, standing along the street is a man holding an open umbrella.
According to the press release announcement, "an acclaimed director who has previously worked with Leonardo has expressed interest in directing the film." Ooh, let's play along!