First trailer for JFK thriller Parkland online: watch now

"I want everybody downstairs to see the President"

The stirring first trailer for JFK assassination thriller Parkland has been released, and it's every bit as stylish and gripping as you'd expect.

Named after the Parkland Hospital, where President John F. Kennedy was taken the day he was shot, the film revolves around the dramatic events following the shooting.

Check out the trailer below…

Aesthetically it's flawless, matching shot footage with news reel clips from the actual event.

With its cast of Oscar winners and nominees (Paul Giamatti, Jacki Weaver, Marcia Gay Harden), plus an almost unrecognisable Billy Bob Thornton, this has 'Academy hopeful' written all over it.

From what the trailer shows us, that buzz is entirely justified.

Parkland opens in the UK on 8 November 2013.

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