Exclusive Releasing will roll out the JFK assassination drama in theatres following the autumn festival debuts in Venice and Toronto.

Parkland will receive its world premiere in Venice followed by the North American premiere in Toronto.

The film will mark the new distributor’s second release following the Sept 6 launch of Sundance acquisition Adore, formerly known as Two Mothers.

Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden, Billy Bob Thornton, Jacki Weaver and Paul Giamatti star in Parkland, which takes place at the Texan hospital of the same name immediately in the wake of the President’s death.

Journalist Peter Landesman makes his feature directorial debut from his adapted screenplay based on the book Four Days In November by former prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi. 

Playtone Partners’ Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman produced alongside Bill Paxton and Exclusive Media’s Nigel Sinclair and Matt Jackson. Exclusive Media and The American Film Company jointly produced and co-financed.

Parkland tells the definitive account of the untold events that took place on that infamous day 50 years ago when JFK was assassinated – it’s a unique and compelling story about the characters at the heart of the inexplicable drama that unfolded before their eyes,” said Exclusive Releasing head Matt Brodlie. “It’s a rare, intelligent, quality film that sets its self apart from other thrillers.”

Exclusive Media’s partially owned Millennium Entertainment will handle all of US ancillary rights. Exclusive Releasing parent company Exclusive Media handles international sales.