EXCLUSIVE: Exclusive Media’s distribution arm Exclusive Releasing will officially release Parkland, the film that recounts the events at Dallas’ Parkland Hospital on the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The fledgling output arm has set a September 20 release date which comes after the pic has its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in competition and soon after at its North American premiere at Toronto. Peter Landesman adapted the screenplay from the book Four Days In November by Vincent Bugliosi, and he also is directing in his helming debut. Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden, Billy Bob Thornton, Jacki Weaver, Paul Giamatti, Tom Welling, Mark Duplass, James Badge Dale and Colin Hanks star. Playtone Partners’ Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, Bill Paxton and Exclusive Media’s Nigel Sinclair and Matt Jackson produced. The American Film Company also produced and co-financed with Exclusive, whose partially owned Millennium Entertainment will handle U.S. ancillary distribution rights to the film.
Exclusive Releasing sends out its first theatrical pic, the Naomi Watts- and Robin Wright-starring Adore, on September 6.